Devotionals

20 Days of Devotionals

Devotionals are a way to connect with our faith in the middle of our hectic lives. 

We have many good intentions to study through our Bibles, spend hours of prayer in communion with our Lord, and to take notes from where the Spirit leads us. I very much encourage you to do this in a regular basis. However, I would be lying to you if I told you that this is the only means that I find quiet time in my faith and that I dedicate at least an hour every day to this. I don’t, and I would say that most other people don’t as well.  Not that we don’t want to or even have time restraints. We just are a distracted people with distracted attitudes.

Devotionals are short, to the point, relational and very often Spirit-led. When a busy on-the-go mom only has a few minutes during nap time, a devotional is an excellent go-to in the silence of the afternoon. Business people have coffee breaks where they can pour over a convenient app on their smart phones that can lead them in short studies and thoughts on God’s Word as well as guided prayer. We all have a few moments that can and should be intentionally planned to spend time with God no matter what excuses the day makes for us. The distractions of life can’t take away the truth of God.

Hebrews 10:23-25 ESV 

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

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I am dedicating the next 20 days to writing devotionals  that the Lord has put on my heart. I am encouraged through a small group of faith bloggers to find intentional time over the month of February to write for God, myself, and my community.  I hope to see you follow along with me and to be encouraged.

Day #1: Simmer on His Blessing

Day #2: Perfect Substitution

Day #3: Striving For Legacy

Day #4: Build on the Cornerstone

Day #5: Rest in the Lamb

Day #6: Back to Basics: A Reminder of Why We Have Faith

Day #7: Reject the Grumbling, Accept the Life Giving Water

Day #8: Confidence in the Lord

Day #9: Contrite in Our Brokenness

Day #10: A Savior Unlike Any Man

Day #11: Turn Your Focus to Him

Day #12: Justice Will Come

Day #13: A Mission For Change: Picking Up the Broken Pieces

Day #14: A Time For Mourning

Day #15: Meant To Thrive

#16: He Chose Us

#17: Searching For My Purpose

#18: Reach Out In Fellowship

#19: God Goes With Us

#20: Extend Mercy

13 thoughts on “20 Days of Devotionals

  1. Thanks for the post. That’s an interesting idea writing devotionals instead of simply reading them. With writing, I think it probably engages you more in the overall study process anyway and you can probably get more out of God’s word that way. I know when I read devotionals normally, there’s a lot I don’t remember compared to when I’m actually writing a post.

  2. Maryann, I happened on here by a link-up but God knows what I need and when. He encourages us to be in His Word. This is a wonderful way. Devotionals tend to give me a jump start to my day or calm me at the end of the day. My problem is just making sure I take that first step of reading the devotional along with the Bible. I love take God takes me deeper while growing me wider. I am blessed.

    1. Me, too. I need to have my Bible out as well so that I can read on, elaborate or confirm. But devotionals are great and my family makes a point to read them daily.

  3. I love the idea of writing a devo everyday for a month. That requires you to be in the word, applying it… abiding in Him. Great idea. Praying it is a blessing to so many.

  4. This looks like a wonderful new series! I like how you kicked off the series with Blessings as your first topic. Nice!

  5. Devotionals are a very succinct tool to help us contemplate the great mystery and joy of God’s love for us in the midst of distracted living, as you pointed out. God bless you in this February journey! I hope many people are blessed by it, as well as you.

  6. Nice intro to your devotional project. I’ll be checking in daily. I’m thinking of doing the same thing on another linkup’s February writing challenge. Happy writing.

  7. Isn’t it something that we can turn the sweetness of a moment with God into an hour of striving? Your words brought freedom to my soul. Thank you for sharing!

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