Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts (Jeremiah 15:16, KJV)
There has been an explosion of circulating daily devotionals in recent times. Well, you are reading one of them. I write daily devotionals, and I believe there is value in them. However, there is a truth I have shared multiple times which I want to re-iterate about daily devotionals. I emphasized this point in our book “The Devotional Life: Your Key to a Spiritual Life with Results.” As the name implies, the foundation of a rich, successful, and enjoyable walk with God is hidden in the devotional life. Let me tell you what the devotional life is not.
The devotional life is not reading a piece of devotional every day. Neither is it mere scanning through the verses-for-the-day per your through the Bible plan. I know it might be surprising for some of you given that I publish these devotionals every day. However, you must know what the devotional life is, and the role written devotionals play in your life.
Please take a look at Jeremiah 15:16 again. Jeremiah said he found God’s words and ate them! The devotional life is feeding consistently on a daily basis on the Word of God and fellowshipping with Him in prayer. This practice might have changed its name, but its fundamentals remain the secret of men and women who have had a remarkable and astonishing walk with God. This practical fellowshipping with God on a consistent basis is the most important thing in your life. And trust me, neither the Devil nor life’s daily demands will give it to you cheap.
May the Lord cause a holy desire in your spirit to ignite your devotional life!
Do you have a devotional life? Or maybe I should ask is your devotional life alive or dead?
APPLY THE WORD
If you “drive-through” your time with God, you will have drive-through results in your walk with Him. While we are still in this mortal body, it is a necessity to be at His feet daily feeding on fresh manna. Sometimes a daily devotional may be part of it, and many times it might not be. There is no dryness for the tree that is planted by the rivers. Yearn to remain by those waters daily!
Ask the Lord to help you start or revive your devotional life.