Whether you call it devotions, quiet time, personal worship, or whatever else you can think of, a daily time with God is vital to becoming the person God created you to be. In its most basic form, this daily time consists of time in the Bible and prayer. This page is designed to you help you in both of these areas.
For the Bible, we’ve got everything from a one-minute devotional video that I produce three times a week, a monthly reading plan to help with journaling, and links to other good devotional resources.
How to Have a Daily Time with God
If you’re just getting started, or want to read someone else’s thoughts, here are some good options for regular (most of them daily) readings.
The ultimate classic is by Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest. (Daily)
It’s not the most famous of devotionals, but Steve Moore sends out a daily email with a usually-challenging devotional. You can see samples here or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to subscribe.
If you really don’t like devotionals, well Skye Jethani writes a daily devotional for people like you (okay, us). There is a slight charge to subscribe, but the daily readings are heavy teaching, and if you want, you can listen to them as your drive.
And if you’re not wanting an easy way to get started, check out my Jumpstarts. I only publish three a week, but there are enough in the backlog to keep you busy for quite a while.
If you’re ready to start reading on your own, or are looking for something new, here are some options.
A few years ago, I wrote a book that guides you through the major stories of the Bible, as well as the overarching story. You can buy God’s Big Story here, or if you can’t afford it, email me and I’ll send you a pdf. (I also wrote a plan on reading the Bible through for beginners. Buy it here or email me for a pdf.
Bible.com has more reading plans than you can shake a Bible at. It works best on phones or tablets, so downloading the app is your best bet.
I especially recommend everything from The Bible Project they are at Bible.com, but they also publish a lot on YouTube as well.
One of the best ways to grown as a follower of Jesus is to journal your daily Bible reading. Here are some helps for building that habit.
And here is a reading plan specifically designed for journaling. (I’ll be updating the plan on an irregular basis, so check back after you finish this one if you’re looking for another.)
Prayer is crucial. In the same way we do an annual Four Weeks in the Word in the fall, we do 21 Days of Prayer in the Spring. I’ll be adding more prayer resources as we get closer to it, but here are a few to get you started.
Here is an excellent guide from Pastor Barry.
If you want help developing and maintaining your prayer list, PrayerMate is the best app out there.
And if you can’t wait for 21 Days of Prayer, or just want to see the articles on prayer, here is the booklet for Spring 2022.