Why use a devotional when we have the Bible?
Great question. A devotional is used to help us to focus in on what we have learned in the Word and to help us grow in that knowledge. I don’t know about you but for me I need more than to read the Bible to retain it. I have to meditate on it and think about how to practically apply it. I have to take what I learn about God and His ways and see how He is working in my life. I need to examine my ways and my attitudes in order to make them look like His. A devotional helps me to do these things.
I’ve started a series of devotionals and books to help you to become the person you feel inside but aren’t sure how to be.
One of the devotionals I’ve written is Practicing the Presence of God. God is always with us but we aren’t always aware that He is. We need to train ourselves to recognize His presence in every situation. To walk with God.
Learning to live in His presence will radically change your life!!
This devotional is actually free if you would like it. On the home page I have a place to enter in your name and email address in return for this devotional. You will receive updates from this blog and my website but I’d never give your email address out to anyone else. If you’d rather not give me this information you can purchase this ebook here.
Simplicity. As life becomes busier, hurried and stressful many are longing for a more simple life. As a matter of fact, there is a movement toward simple living. This devotional will address your heart and help you to examine your life in order to start the process of a simple life with Christ.
You will be able to hold up the many areas of your life to simplicity itself and see what your life could be like with less. Less stress, less striving, less stuff, less drama. And, in this case less is more.
Funny that, for a book on Simplicity, I’ve packed in so much. But, sometimes we just have to get down to the details in order to finally see the big picture.
As you learn to live in His presence and you begin to live a simpler life it will lead you to desire quiet times with God. When we get quiet and stop the constant moving in order to be before God we might finally be able to find some rest. Here, quietly in His presence, we can enter the rest that He promised us. God’s rest is eternal, internal and healing.
Silence and Solitude isn’t necessarily an easy process but as you spend more and more time alone with God you will begin to find that you are finally home. You will stop the constant thinking and worrying and busyness in your head.
You will know what it is to enjoy being still. And, you will experience living in the love of Christ.
Our God is alive and so is His Word! It holds life and truth and transformation. But, do you read it and find that you are not being transformed? Can I teach you how to interact with the Word in such a way that you do receive the transformation and life that you seek?
When you come to the God-Breathed Word expecting God to meet with you there, you will find that He is waiting for you. He has so much to tell you and teach you. He is ready to bring healing and help that is real and practical.