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By On May 15th, 2018

Devotions

A good practice for all Christians is to set aside a short time each day to read their Bible and pray. Lots of us try to do this, but drop out after a few weeks. Let me suggest some simple things that can help. 

First, find a time for you to set aside daily that actually works.  Look at your average days to see what time is usually open. If you’re not a morning person, try a time in the afternoon or evening. I know a mom who does her devotions at washing up time after meals. She uses a CD player to listen to Scripture, prays silently, and has her family trained to talk to her only after the dishes are done. Just set a short time aside each day. God doesn’t rate righteousness by the clock. 

Second, set up a system that will support you. Many use devotional aids like Daily Bread. I prefer reading my Bible that has sections divided by subheadings that accurately represent complete subsections of Scripture. This way I end up reading each book of the Bible from beginning to end. I conclude my devotion time with prayer, lifting up concerns that I keep on an ongoing list.

Third, don’t give up if you backslide. Be kind to yourself. Gods love for you is free—it’s not based on how disciplined you are. 

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. 2Timothy 3:16

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