How often do you do devotions? I have had times in my life when I have been very faithful, doing devotions every morning or evening, and I have had times in my life when months went by without my opening the Bible. Maybe you are at one of these extremes, or somewhere in the middle, reading some days and not others.
In my life, the times when I have had a devotional time with God every day have been spiritually richer. I pray more often, and more intentionally. I remember the pieces of Scripture that I’m reading. I approach my everyday life, remembering that God is with me. Even when those times were hard, and things weren’t going well, reading the Bible regularly helped me face those struggles.
I want to encourage you to challenge yourself. Commit to an intentional devotional time, including Bible reading and prayer, every day for the next month. You will miss some days, but keep going. Some days will be difficult—maybe you won’t feel God’s presence, or you won’t understand what you read—but keep going. If you miss a day, do everything you can to do devotions the next day.
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About the Author
Christy Prins is the managing editor of the Words of Hope Daily Devotional. When Christy isn't reading devotional submissions, she's busy working in the garden, reading, and playing with her kids.