Picking a quality devotional can be overwhelming when you see the endless options on Amazon.
You don’t want to waste time or money, and you definitely want a devotional that will help you grow.
Sadly, many women’s devotionals, while written in an engaging away, do little to feed our souls and fuel our faith.
So which devotionals are the best?
The best place to fix our minds is directly in the Word of God. We must be diligent about knowing God’s Word, not just what other people have to say about God’s Word. However, I have also found certain devotionals to be a significant help in my Christian walk.
The legacy of faith and faithfulness written into their pages has been a source of great growth and encouragement to me, and I think they will be of great benefit to you as well.
My top picks for women’s devotionals aren’t reserved for women alone. You don’t have to be a woman to read these. The Gospel truth, Bible-saturated encouragement, and fuel for your faith contained in these devotionals is just as applicable to men as it is to women.
I have turned to these devotionals time and time again and God has used the encouragement in these volumes to deepen, strengthen, and mature my faith.
These are devotionals that will help you persevere in the faith, to not give up, but to trust again the character, promises, and presence of God.
Morning and Evening
Written by Charles H. Spurgeon and originally published in 1866, the truths and application in Morning and Evening are astoundingly relevant and applicable today. Written with a high view of God, a dependency on His Word, and an astute application to the Believer’s life, you will gain a deeper understanding of who God is and how He desires to work in your life because of this little book.
Take five minutes at the start and end of your day and use Morning and Evening to focus on who God is and the joy we receive in following and serving Him. You will be so grateful you did.
My Utmost for His Highest
A key to the theme of My Utmost for His Highest is given on the January 1 entry, titled Let us Keep to the Point ::
We shall all feel very much ashamed if we do not yield to Jesus on the point He has asked us to yield to Him. Paul says — ‘My determination is to be my utmost for His highest.’ To get there is a question of will, not of debate nor of reasoning, but a surrender of will, an absolute and irrevocable surrender on that point.
And Chambers goes on to call us to be absolutely and entirely for Him and for Him alone.
The message unfolds throughout the year and fleshes out what it means for us to live that way, to live a life that is absolutely and entirely for God and for God alone.
Warning :: if you prayerfully read My Utmost for His Highest during your daily quiet time and do what the author encourages you to do, your life will change.
Streams in the Desert
Written in the early 1900s, Streams in the Desert is a rich legacy of faith and wisdom.
When I think of this devotional, I am reminded of the verse in Hebrews 3 which implores us to “Encourage one another daily.”
Streams in the Desert has been a buoy of hope to me in so many seasons of walking by faith and waiting on the Lord. When my heart has doubted, wondering if God hears my prayers, this little devotional has often been the needed reminder of God’s faithfulness and presence. God has used this book time and again to strengthen my resolve to follow Him faithfully and continue in obedience to the Spirit.
New Morning Mercies
The most recent of these recommendations, New Morning Mercies, written by Paul David Tripp, is Gospel-saturated devotional. Want a devotional that strips away all the baggage religion can put on your relationship with God? Read this one.
Every entry is like a shot of Gospel-truth straight to your heart and will help you meet with God, experience His grace, and live for Him each day.
If you’re missing any one of the devotionals above, order it today. Your life will be better for it.
Question for You ::
What devotional has had the deepest impact on you and do you recommend to others? Let us know in the comments.
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