For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12, The Amplified Bible
Looking for a new daily devotional as part of your spiritual conditioning equipment list for 2011? It’s not uncommon to have a special devotional to accompany—not replace—your daily bible study. So for today’s potluck we’re serving up several of our daily devotional favorites.
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Today we set the table with…
- Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence by Sarah Young. After many years of writing in her prayer journal, missionary Sarah Young decided to “listen” to God with pen in hand, writing down whatever she believed He was saying to her. It was awkward at first, but gradually her journaling changed from monologue to dialogue. She knew her writings were not inspired as Scripture is, but they were helping her grow closer to God. Others were blessed as she shared her writings, until people all over the world were using her messages. They are written from Jesus’ point of view, thus the title Jesus Calling. It is Sarah’s fervent prayer that our Savior may bless you with His presence and His peace in ever deeper measure.
- Grace for the Moment: Morning and Evening Edition by Max Lucado. This work continues to touch lives as it emphasizes the help and hope of God in everyday moments and offers enough inspiration to carry you through the busiest of days. Lucado, America’s leading inspirational author, fills each day’s reading with touching word pictures that offer guidelines for grace-filled living.
- The Daily Verse: Short. Simple. Real-life. by Kat Davis. The Daily Verse is a collection of scripture passages from the English Standard Version (ESV) of the Bible, along with short, simple and real-life commentary from author, Kat Davis. The Daily Verse has been a free online subscription available via thedailyverse.com since March of 1999. Now, for the first time ever, some of your favorite entries are compiled into one volume along with space for your personal reflections, short essays from author Kat Davis and beautiful original artwork from esteemed artist, Elaine Nunnally.
- Still Higher for His Highest by Oswald Chambers. Chambers often spoke of our Lord as “presenting the Truth in nugget form;” while later the apostles “beat out the nuggets into negotiable gold.” The daily readings in this book may be regarded as nuggets of spiritual truth, to be turned into coinage for daily living. This process involves not only prayerful meditation, but as Dr. Chambers would insist, strenuous thought and spiritual concentration. Here is a worthy sequel to the devotional classic, My Utmost for His Highest. These selections from the writings of Oswald Chambers are warmly practical and deeply spiritual.
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Have a Very Blessed & Happy New Year. See You in 2011!