Someone once said that if you don’t have a goal, you’ll hit it every time. It’s all too easy to float through life without thinking much beyond today. One way to ensure that we achieve anything is to set goals. We often have career goals and financial goals, but as Christians, our walk with the
It may be that you know or have heard of someone whose Bible reading plan goes like this: 1. Open the Bible to a random place. 2. Read. Such plans are seldom sustainable, and those who attempt to follow them don’t tend to mature. When it comes to reading the Bible, we know we need
If you’ve never journaled before, you might like to try prompted journaling to get you going. This means you can have a fixed starting point that will take just a few minutes each day. Here is a suggested recipe you might like to use for beginning journaling.
Daily devotional books are found in almost every Christian home. It might be a monthly “Word for the Day” or an annual collection such as Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening. For many Christians, these daily devotional books are their primary exposure to Christian writing. But are they a good tool for a daily quiet time? I
Meditation is an often misunderstood practice. Many believe that to meditate means to empty your mind, but the scriptures teach that the opposite is true. Meditation is about filling your mind with the right thing to bring about increased holiness. But how do we meditate on the word of God?
We’ve all heard the saying, “pride comes before the fall.” We find this saying in Proverbs 16:18. But how does this happen? What is this “fall” and how can we avoid it? There are at least 5 reasons pride comes before the fall.
Sometimes repentance doesn’t come easy. At times it feels like sin has a hold on us and we can’t repent. If you’ve been a Christian for any length of time, you’ll have experienced this. There are three reasons that we can’t repent, here they are along with what we can do about it.
If you’re like me, you need more than just tips and tricks to improve your quiet time (though these have their place). There are a number of articles around full of to do lists for your quiet times, but just doing different things doesn’t necessarily provide a qualitative improvement in your quiet times (or devotions as they
I’ve just finished reading the story of Samson in Judges, if you haven’t read it, it is a good read and it really highlights the grace of God and the fact that leaders (spiritual or otherwise) get their positions not by their skills or any other thing they have but by the grace of God.