How and what to do in your daily Devotional? Devotional is undoubtedly one of the most important moments in the daily life of a Christian. Therefore, we need to pay close attention to it.
Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. – Joshua 1:8
Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. – John 6:35
We need to look to Jesus and in the biblical teachings, for food for our spiritual life. That way we will be able to grow, increase our faith and live a life that glorifies God.
It is important to remember that the devotional is a personal moment. You should do it in the way that makes you most comfortable. What we are going to talk about are just a few steps that can help you, but there is no exact rule on how to do it.
The choice of place has a great influence in the flow of our Devotional. It can either help a lot or hinder a lot.
A quiet and comfortable place is always the best option. Choose a place where you can focus. And where you don’t mind the things around you.
Most people prefer to do their devotional time in their room. Which in my opinion is the best option. However, if you are unable to focus on your room, choose another place that is right for you.
There is no right duration for a moment with God. The duration of the Devotional depends only on how willing you are to hear what the Holy Spirit has to say to you.
You should always do your best to go deeper and deeper in the presence of God and always stay focused.
Always try to keep the same duration and increase it little by little. Constancy is always a friend of perfection.
As mentioned in one of the texts we sent you last week, set a fixed time in your calendar to seek God.
In my view there are 4 steps that are essential for Devotional: Praise, Prayer, Bible Reading and Meditation. Not specifically in that order, but always try to keep these steps in your Devotional.
The Prayer and Bible Reading are the two most important parts of the Devotional moment. Have an organized reading. Not random chapters or verses from random books. This way, you will be able to better understand the books and have a deeper reading.
You can choose a thematic Bible plan each week. In the JFA Bible app we have plans on prayer, faith, marriage, God’s love, etc.
You can also follow the Bible reading through annual plans or plans like “New Testament in 3 months”.
In addition, there are good devotional books with a meditation for each day of the year, as is the case with “Daily Bread”. Within the area of devotions in the app, you will find the book Talmidim by Pr. Ed René Kivitz, which has daily reflections.
Make it a habit to write down what the Holy Spirit reveals to you about the Word. Or some curiosity that you discovered when reading the Bible. Also note if God speaks to you while you pray.
Also right down the verses that caught your attention. Memorizing them is also a very cool thing to do.
Be sensitive and be sure to right down and remember special moments in the presence of God. Because it is impossible to be truly in the presence of God and not be transformed. So a devotional diary can be a memorial of everything that God has done in your life.
The Devotional moment must be done daily, as it is our daily portion of what God has to speak and deliver us. Build your Devotional life little by little. Grow daily and DO NOT GIVE UP.
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