“Be still and know that I am God.” is one of the most beautiful verses from the Bible, but it’s not easy to practice in this busy world. Mornings with Jesus will help you do just that—“be still” in Jesus’ beautiful and powerful presence. For those who are seeking a deeper experience in their relationship with Christ, Mornings with Jesus offers a fresh perspective of who Jesus is (the Healer, the Son of God, the Comforter, the Good Shepherd) and what that means for day-to-day life. With a warm and friendly voice, 365 short devotional writings on the character and teachings of Jesus encourage readers to greet each day by drawing near to Him and inviting His presence into their day. Spend time with Jesus at the beginning of each day and experience His nearness and peace in a new way throughout the year. Each day’s selection includes: • a Bible verse • an entry based on Jesus: His words, miracles, and parables; His wisdom, compassion, and comfort; His mystery, power, divinity, and humanity • a “faith step” that will inspire and challenge readers to apply the day’s message to their lives.
My take on this devotional:
I love devotionals. They are a wonderful way to start my day, and with this devotional "Mornings With Jesus" what makes it different for me is that it is written by seven different women,whose writings are very easy to connect to. Also it is published by Guideposts a company that I turn to whenever I am looking for Christian literature.
This devotional is written in a very easy to use format, there is a one page reading for each day of the year. A Bible verse opens each day, and is followed by a devotional written by one of seven writers who connect the Scripture to a story in their life. A "faith step" ends each day's reading. The "faith step" is a wonderful way to apply what is read to your daily life, by challenging us to look at the scripture in a different way.
I have really enjoyed using this devotional. I actually use the devotional a bit differently. I read the devotional in the morning so that I can think about it during the day, and then reread it in the evening as a way to unwind right before bed, during the evening reading I also focus on how the devotional and scripture has affected my day.
I must admit I am always drawn to pretty things and the cover of this devotional pulled me right in, but it was the stories and insight that kept me going back daily. For me I have made this book a part of my daily Bible time and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a way to jump start their day or who wants to develop a closer walk with God.
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Now on to the giveaway. Thanks to Guideposts and Litfuse I have a copy of this devotional to give to one lucky reader. To enter the giveaway just leave a comment with your email address. The contest will run thru midnight Feb 4th.