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Daily Devotions

I am often asked, ‘where do I start when I want to get more Word intake in my daily devotional?’ I have several suggestions. Number one is just read a portion of a single book of the bible each day. Slow down and meditate upon that. A bible reading plan will help with this. But then there are some who would like a little more teaching and guidance as they read. So, are daily devotionals any good? I think so. They often play a growing role in my quiet time.

For those looking for one, I am including a few of my favorite authors and devotionals:

  1. Paul David Tripp, New Morning Mercies. Tripp has written numerous daily devotionals, and I can’t recommend them highly enough. But I would start with New Morning Mercies.
  2. John Piper, A Godward Life. Piper also has a couple of devotionals taken from his blogs. But this is by far my favorite of his.
  3. William Jay, Morning and Evening Exercises for the Closet for Each Day of the Year. Written in the early 19th century, but it still has a powerful punch. Plus, there is one to start your day and one to end your day.
  4. Charles H. Spurgeon, Morning and Evening. Like the above, this covers the beginning and ending of each day. Spurgeon was a prolific writer and wrote numerous devotionals. I am especially fond of Faith’s Checkbook,
  5. Sinclair Ferguson, Love Came Down at Christmas. This is a perfect advent devotional. He has a companion for Lent entitled, To Seek and Save.
  6. Tautges, Paul, Remade. This is a recent publication by Biblical Counselor, Paul Tautges. He has written in the 31-Day series below too. But the format of exercises contained in this volume is outstanding.
  7. Various Author, 31-Day Devotionals for Life. This a series of devotions that cover a multitude of topics produced by members of CCEF. They have books on shame, addiction, marriage conflict, pornography, and more. Whatever ails you, most likely they have a daily devotional for you.
  8. John Stott, Through the Bible, Through the Year. This is a great way to get introduced to the writings of John Stott.
  9. Tim Keller, The Songs of Jesus: A Year of Daily Devotions Through the Psalms. This work will make you appreciate the language of the Psalms even more.
  10. Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest. Considered the God father of daily devotions, I cut my teeth on Chambers. Now I will say, be careful using him. On occasion he is known for taking scripture out of context. But I find him to still challenge my thinking.

I would love to know your favorites. Email and let me know.

Pastor Blair