What devotionals do you read/recommend?

I am currently searching for a new devotional in preparation to when I finish the one I am currently reading.

What would you recommend?

What do you look for in a devotional - aimed only at women, one for mothers, one that works it's way through the bible, random topics?

What is your current devotional?

When do you read your devotional - morning/night/anytime during the day?

My current devotional is The Excellent Wife: Day by Day by Karen Eiler. This is a 5-days-a-week devotional that aims at helping women become a godly wives, mothers and women. It presents hundred of common scenarios (some far too common and close to home!) and provides biblical responses - God's way of responding with love and grace. It is designed to reinforce the biblical truths taught in "The Excellent Wife" by Martha Peace. It is a very practical devotional which is one of the reasons why I am enjoying it so much. I use this with a journal and take notes each night which helps reinforce the messages in the book. I will be sad when I come to the end of this devotional. 


The Joy for the Journey Devotional is a great little book that I read every night before I go to bed. Whilst it is promoted as a day/night read, I perfect to read the devotional and the three bible verses all at once. It is a lovely way to end the day and is certainly a favourite of mine. It looks at issues that relate especially to women (but not exclusively issues relating to women) such as paring down your schedule, choosing a positive attitude, serving others, trusting in the Lord, joyful heart etc. It is a beautifully presented book which makes reading it extra special. 


I also dip into some online devotionals (that I have on my phone as apps) such as "Our Daily Bread" which I quite enjoy and "The Word for Today" which is also thought provoking.

Looking forward to hearing your options. 

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Comments

  1. I have been doing The Excellent Wife Day-by-Day this year, too. I don't have any suggestions for you, but your other devotional sounds good too! :) I'll be interested to hear others' suggestions.

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    1. It is always hard to find one that is just right!!

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  2. I like Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon, an old classic.

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    1. I have this one and read it many times :) I think my mother gave it to me years ago.

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  3. The Quiet Place by Nancy Leigh Demoss

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    1. I haven't heard of this one (but familiar with the author), will check it out. Thanks :)

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  4. I enjoy The utmost for His highest. Also the Daily Bread, and also the one Debbie suggested. I have so many that I trade of even half way through the year. Hope you're doing well!
    Blessings, Roxy

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    1. I will certainly look at the The Quiet Place by Nancy Leigh Demoss as I haven't heard of this particular devotional.

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  5. I have "Every day with Jesus!" they are a 2 monthly daily devotion, come from Britain.....really good!
    yaddy

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    1. Thanks - will have a look at it :)

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  6. Streams in the Desert is by far my very favorite. I have been reading it daily for many years. Whenever anyone is going through a trial, I get it for them. There is so much daily encouragement in it since life down here can get pretty bleak at times.

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    1. Thankyou, I noticed I can read this on line and don't need to buy anything. It is interesting the different devotionals people reach for.

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  7. I have really been enjoying ones from Elizabeth George "a woman after God's own heart devotional" and also Joyce Myer "starting your day right", and also "ending your day right"
    Other than those - I use apps on my phone. Its great to get the reminder to do them and be able to have it with me no matter where I am - sometimes read them when i'm out a at a coffee shop or i can take it in the backyard or anything and i love how practical it is when its on my phone.
    There are so so so many available as apps :-) I don't have a favourite because I'm always trying different ones. I do like ones aimed at women - i think we think and feel differently than men so it really helps me when they are aimed at women :-)

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    1. I use different apps and swap about depending on my mood. Apps are handy as they can be read anywhere, especially if you feel the need. I Really like Elizabeth George's writing style and have read most of her books. I haven't read any of Joyce Myer, I might have a look at hers. Thanks for the ideas.

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