How is your morning going so far? I have to confess my mornings are normally pretty hectic. I have to be intentional to get devotional time before starting my day.
The best way to do this is to grab a cup of coffee or tea, your Bible, and possibly a devotional book.
If you are having a little trouble jump starting your quiet time with the Lord, I found an encouraging devotional you will enjoy.
Holley Gerth wrote a 40 day devotional for women named Coffee For Your Heart, which I have been enjoying!Her book was previously published as God’s Heart for You.
Each day she starts with a Bible verse. Then, she has four other parts to each day.
- Devotional: She shares a little story that helps you understand how the verse can be seen in your life.
- Reflect: This is my favorite part. She has three questions for you to dig deeper and connect what you learned to your present struggles.
- Respond: Prayer is an important part of our daily quiet time with God, and Holley includes a daily prayer prompt which is helpful.
- Remember: Holley ends with a short review of the day. Some of them are really nice to maybe put on your refrigerator as a reminder for the day or even week.
How is it different?
You can find many devotional books, but Holley has written a book that is very personable. When you read it, it feels like you are listening to a friend sharing lessons she has learned. If you are looking for a deep study into the Bible, this is not a Bible study. Her book helps you apply the Bible to your life.
I really enjoy this book because it only takes about 10 minutes to finish the day. If you are struggling with feeling like a failure, you need to read Chapter Three “Forgiven.”
*I was given a copy of this book to review compliments of Holley Gerth
I sometimes link up at my favorite spots: Grace & Truth, Christian Blogger Linkup and Coffee for your heart,