why do a daily devotional?
‘Read your Bible, pray every day if you want to grow.’ That children’s song simply sums up how you can make every day count. Daily devotionals are essential for conquering in life and for your development as a fruitful disciple and faith filled leader.
Jesus taught us to pray to our Heavenly Father for daily bread. He showed us that we overcome the temptations of life by our memorisation, quotation and application of what is written in the Word of God.
In the Old Testament the busy statesman Daniel found time to pray three times a day. The military commander Joshua was told that he would be ‘prosperous and successful’ if he meditated on God’s word ‘day and night’ and was careful to obey it.
The apostles gave their ‘attention to prayer and the ministry of the Word.’
Daily private devotionals have been the foundation of my own life and public ministry. I hope this guide helps you to develop the disciplines and delights of your own daily walk with the Lord.