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These Christian daily devotions are designed to help us see God and know Him through connecting His Word with our everyday surroundings. A short & simple Bible lesson that begins with an everyday object can remind us of God's truth and His presence throughout our day.
I love that the word “inspired” here literally means “breathed”. All Scripture has been spoken or breathed by God Himself. Communication is key to any relationship; it’s the way we get to know each other. The Bible is one primary way God communicates to us about Who He is, His love for us, what’s best for us, etc.
2 Timothy 3:16 explains how the Bible can become God’s GPS for us in life. It’s profitable for:
Take out your GPS App on your phone and type in destination “Heaven”. Mine tells me “No results.” Only God’s Word of Truth can direct us there. Jesus said it very plain and simple in John 14:6 – “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes the the Father but through Me.” God not only told us the way, He came to earth to show us the way; He doesn’t want any of us to remain lost!
It's important to read God’s Word daily. And let’s not just read it and apply it in our own lives, but let’s share it with others so they can know the way back to the Father.
Even as believers in Christ though, we can sometimes lose our way and find ourselves on the wrong road or path. God has given us the Bible to show us the way back to Him and how to enjoy this life He's given us and find purpose in His plan for us.
Christian daily devotions can help us slow down and "set our thoughts on things above." (Colossians 3:2)
Where are you in life right now? Are you heading towards God or away from Him according to your life choices? Direction is important; it leads to a destination. The great news is that while we still have breath, we can turn around and back to God if we have been going the wrong direction! God loves u-turns back to Him! A Bible word for that is "repent"; it just means to make an about face from going away from God and turn to go towards Him.
Over and over in the Bible God calls us to "seek" Him. He promises in Jeremiah 29:13 - "You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart."
Is your heart set on God? Are you following His direction for your life? Are you allowing His Word, the Bible, to teach you where you need to be; show you where you may have made a wrong turn; redirect you back to Him; keep you on the right path?
Christian daily devotions are not meant to be a few minutes spent with God and then walk away and leave Him there. They are meant to remind us that He is with us wherever we go and help us recognize His presence.
Whether you are making the same daily trip to work or school or if you are taking a trip to somewhere you've never been, use your GPS today. Listen to what it is telling you and be reminded that God is with you and also guiding you through His Word and presence through His Holy Spirit.
Give each child a sheet of paper and something to draw and write with. Ask them to draw a map from where you are to their house. Reference that God wants us to know the way home to Him in Heaven. He gave us the Bible as a map or GPS, but He also sent His Son Jesus to show us and take us there.
Not your typical Follow the Leader game, for this you'll need blindfolds. We aren't able to see God with our eyes, but we can hear Him speak to us through the Bible. Jesus says in John 10:27-28 that His sheep know His voice.
Have kids put on blindfolds and then follow your voice. Make note that the closer they are to you, the easier it is for them to follow.
Program a destination into your GPS in your car or phone and take a drive (or this can be a walk if using your phone) with your family or group. Make a few wrong turns and hear the corrections made by your GPS trying to reroute you to the correct route. Take time to talk about how God's Holy Spirit uses the Bible to help direct us and correct us if needed to guide us along God's best for our life.
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