Personally, I experience great joy when I’m intentional in choosing to spend time with God on a daily basis through devotionals. Last year, I read the Bible in a year, using the Discipleship Journal Reading Plan for daily readings in both the Old and New Testaments. I found this daily spiritual practice to be so fulfilling. Beyond just learning more about God’s promises and plans, I felt a wholeness in spending time each day in God’s word.
I’ve been reflecting on my experience in reading the Bible in a year, and one of the things that has stuck with me is the daily nature of this practice. As I was reading scripture, I found verses that encouraged the daily walk of our faith, like Luke 9:23, Matthew 6:33, and James 4:8. Having a rhythm and a daily guide kept me encouraged. It kept me connected to God’s word and spending time with Him each day.
Now that I know I need daily accountability and encouragement, I’ve been on a quest looking for daily devotionals. My hope is you’ll connect with one of these devotionals and draw closer to God in your daily walk.
5 Daily Devotionals to Draw Closer to God:
1. Trusting God Day by Day: 365 Daily Devotions
Author: Joyce Meyer
In this devotional, Meyer includes starting points for each day. Daily devotionals are filled with practical advice you can apply to your life. The emphasis is on God’s promises and His word. You’ll be encouraged each day to place your full trust in Him. See More.
2. The Songs of Jesus: A Year of Daily Devotions in the Psalms
Author: Timothy Keller, Kathy Keller
This year-long devotional guides you through the Psalms. The Kellers share what they’ve distilled from this beloved book of the Bible, sharing the meaning of each verse. Greater understanding of every verse of the Psalms will bring you to a new level of intimacy with God. See More.
3. You Are Who God Says You Are: A Daily Hope Devotional
Author: Rick Warren
This daily devotional pulls from Warren’s popular Daily Hope devotions. All of the readings relate to the idea that God alone determines our worth, not others, and God considers each person incredibly valuable. You’ll be provided with daily hope and encouragement to live knowing your worth in Christ. See More.
4. Made for This: 40 Days to Living Your Purpose
Author: Jennie Allen
A 40-day interactive journey, this devotional takes you through a process to help you follow God’s purpose for your life. You’ll discover how God can use your dreams and passions for His purpose. And, you’ll find what God wants of you. See More.
5. Every Day in His Presence
Author: Charles F. Stanley
Check out this 365-day devotional to help you step into the presence of an eternal God, who is asking you to find serenity and security in Him. In each devotion, Stanley includes scripture, with a meaningful application, a daily prayer, and a thought for reflection. You can pursue a deeper relationship by abiding in the presence of our Lord. See More.
Free Downloadable Devotionals
If you’re looking for a free downloadable option, Food for the Hungry has devotionals, including a 365-day devotional and a 40-day devotional. All our devotionals are designed to deepen your relationship with God and draw you closer to Him.