What Are "Devotions"?
The term "devotions" is not in the Bible; rather, it is the way that we describe time set aside each day for reading the Bible and praying, with the purpose of growing spiritually. If you have been saved, you should start devotions immediately. Here are some tips to help you with your devotions:
- Meditate on a verse or chapter of the Bible. Don't bite off more than you can chew! "I will lift up my hands toward your commandments, which I love, and I will meditate on your statutes." (Psalm 119:48).
- Compare your life to Scripture. "All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness" (2 Timothy 3:16).
- Use a "Devotional Book" as part of your devotional routine. Many 365-day devotional guides have been written. These usually include a daily Bible reading and some challenging devotional thoughts. Consider devotional books such as Holiness and High Country by A. F. Harper, My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers, or God Calling by A. J. Russel. Or consider reading a few pages each day from one of the books in our Recommended Reading List.
Why Are Devotions So Important?
There is an old children's song that says "Read your Bible, pray every day and you'll grow, grow, grow." We believe that this is true!