I have had many teen girls come to me over the years asking me what devotional is a good devotional for them to read. It’s a great question. I would venture to say that most everyone who listens to this podcast probably has read some kind of devotional in their life, right? I know I have.
However, do you want to know which devotional I think is the best devotional to read? My answer is usually none. I don’t care for devotionals at all and can I tell you why?
Most of the time, when we read devotionals, we are using those devotionals as our Bible Studies instead of reading the Word of God. Most devotionals start with a Bible verses or a couple verses, then it goes on to describe what the author believes about those verses and you’re done. However, when we study devotionals that way, we are not actually getting into the Bible for ourselves.
Ladies, John 8:31-32 tells us that when we abide in God and His Word abides in us. Then, we are His disciples and then the truth that we know will make us free.
The key to freedom in every area of our life is getting into the Word of God for ourselves.
Now, you may be asking, okay, Jamie, that makes sense and all, but don’t you have a devotional that you wrote.
Yes, yes I do. However, if you have read my devotional, you will see that I don’t want you to just blindly believe what I’m saying, I really do want you to get into the Word and see what God is saying directly to you!
Hebrews 4:12 says, “For the Word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between the soul and the spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.
Today, I want to talk about how to study the Bible so that, one, so that you can actually understand what you’re reading, but two so that your time with God isn’t boring.
So, how do you read the Bible in a way that it is working effectively in your life?
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