1. We can give God our devotion
The first benefit of time spent quietly with the Lord each day, is that it allows us the opportunity to give to God, instead of getting from Him Psalm 29:2. Some Christians may overemphasize their work for God and neglect to spend time simply worshipping Him. God deserves and desires our devotion (John 4:23). How long has it been since you sat quietly with Jesus and simply told Him, “I love you?” When was the last time you sang a worship song to Him outside of a church service?
2. We get direction from God
Daily Devotions give us direction from Him for our daily lives (Psalm 25:4-5). When we sit quietly with the Lord it gives Him a great opportunity to speak to us and give us the wisdom we need to make the right choices. In our fast-paced world, we desperately need to slow down and hear from the One who knows the end from the beginning. Ask God to show you His will for the day and commit your schedule to Him.
3. We gain strength
Standing up to sin is no easy task. Just like athletes, our Christian Daily Devotions keep us training for any obstacle headed our way. We build strength every day so when we need it, we can run our race! (Hebrews 12:1-3) By keeping our minds focused on God through our Daily Devotions, we can overcome anything with Him.
4. We stand still
In a world that’s faster than ever, we may find it’s hard to sit still even for a moment. But the Bible lets us know how important that can be! (1 Samuel 12:16) Give yourself an excuse to stand still and reflect on God’s glory. It will help you find peace every day. And on days you “don’t have time” to do so, consider taking twice as long on your devotion—you may need it!
5. It brings our family together
Your family may live on other sides of the world, speak multiple languages, or have multiple generations in one home. The three editions of Call To Glory daily devotionals mean everyone can worship and read together, every day. Make an excuse to spend time not only with God, but with each other every day.
6. We gain delight in God
Spending personal time with the Lord means we will grow our love for Him and find time to bask in His presence. The secret of real joy comes from knowing God (Psalm 34:8, Philippians 3:10).
7. We get to know Jesus personally
Do you know Jesus Christ personally, or do you merely know about Him? When we know a person intimately, we:
- Spend quality time together.
- Enjoy meaningful communication.
- Know what each other’s likes and dislikes are.
When we expect to meet with Jesus during our daily devotion each morning we will never be disappointed. We will always find that He’s waiting to meet with us too.
8. It is a tool for salvation
If you love our Baptist daily devotional, why not get a subscription for someone you know? Whether they’ve been saved or not, gifting someone a Call To Glory subscription means you always have an excuse to call them and see how they’re doing and to talk with them about Jesus. You can even do your devotions together! Only a few dollars a year can get them a gift they may remember for eternity!
9. We grow more like God
How do we become more like Jesus? We are made holy through the Word (John 17:17, Romans 12:2). Our sanctification comes directly through the time we spend in the Scriptures, getting to know God intimately and allowing His Word to correct our hearts.
10. It’s good for your health
Not only will doing your Daily Devotions bless your life, but study after study has shown the health benefits from reading every day: from daily stress reduction to the offset of Alzheimer’s. Just imagine if these studies had shown the benefits of reading the Bible! Daily devotions are good for your soul and your body. What could be more important?