Christian Daily Devotions for On the Go

Christian daily devotions are available to us in a variety of ways even in the midst of our busy lives if we'll just be watching.

Watch for these "God moments" during your day and experience Christian daily devotions on the go! If we will open our eyes and ears to God's presence in our lives, He will teach us amazing things.

It may be through a book we're reading, a word from a friend, an email, the sighting of a hummingbird,...the list could go on and on! Watch for the daily opportunities to turn those seemingly unimportant moments into inspiring Christian daily devotions - "God moments!"

Following are some Christian daily devotions - a few of my "God moments":

A Christian Daily Devotion on the Joy of Giving:

There are so many everyday objects that can bring us wonderful Christian daily devotions from God! Normally we call these Christian object lessons or Bible object lessons.

For instance, I was so excited today to see a hummingbird come to our feeder. I love to watch them; they are so beautiful and amazing! However, have you ever seen them fight? Around our feeder, there are usually about three, and they certainly do NOT know how to share. They are selfish little creatures! Even today one was sitting on a nearby limb "guarding" the feeder. As soon as another came to drink, it swooped down and attacked, chasing the other away from "its" food.

Now, of course, this is part of their nature to survive, but it reminded me afresh that it is definitely not be our nature as followers of Christ.

Are we ever like a hummingbird - busy flitting around beautiful on the outside, but only concerned with what we have and can achieve for ourselves? Are we in the mindset of "me,me,me" and "mine,mine,mine" or do we follow the "J.O.Y." principle for priorities in our life - Jesus first, others next, yourself last.

I know I need to be reminded of this often, and was so thankful for this Christian daily devotion God brought into my day! :)

Acts 20:35 "In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'"

2 Corinthians 9:6-15 "Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work."

A Christian Daily Devotion on Experiencing Joy on the Journey:

Recently I picked up a book off our bookshelf (one of many!); it's called A Passionate Life by Mike Breen & Walt Kallestad. Breen begins by telling the story of when his daughters encouraged him to enjoy the "sun shower" at their health club. They said it feels like standing on the beach in North Carolina. He obliged them and stood there for three minutes in a small booth with goggles on and his eye closed listening to clicking and whirring sounds. He explained to them that it just wasn't for him, but at their request he tried it again and again, until finally during a nine minute session he decided to open his eyes. He looked around and finally saw another doorknob. When he opened the door he then experienced the most wonderful sensation of standing on a sunny beach enjoying the ocean breeze. It was then that he realized he had been standing in the dressing room all that time!

Jesus says in John 10:10b: "I came that they may have life, and life more abundantly."

Are you enjoying the joy on the journey of your Christian walk - the "life more abundantly?" Don't miss out on the "Son-shower" of His love! Enjoy His presence today (and every day). Christian daily devotions from the world around us can help us do just that!

Daily devotions from emails:

Emails can bring us great Christian daily devotions like this one on Laus Deo!

Someone sent me an email a few months ago with a wonderful lesson from our American history. This being the birthday celebration of our nation, I thought it appropriate to post it here also. This Fourth of July let's celebrate the freedom for which America was founded along with the Mighty God who provides us with true freedom in Jesus Christ, our Lord. "Laus Deo!" One detail that is not mentioned, in DC, is that there can never be a building of greater height than the Washington Monument. With all the uproar about removing the Ten Commandments, etc.... this is worth a moment or two of your time. I was not aware of this historical information. On the aluminum cap, atop the Washington Monument in Washington DC, are displayed two words: Laus Deo. No one can see these words. In fact, most visitors to the monument are totally unaware they are even there and for that matter, probably couldn't care less. Once you know Laus Deo's history, you will want to share this with everyone you know. But these words have been there for many years; they are 555 feet, 5.125 inches high, perched top the monument, facing skyward to the Father of our nation, overlooking the 69 square miles which comprise the District of Columbia, capital of the United States of America. Laus Deo! Two seemingly insignificant, un-noticed words, out of sight and, one might think, out of mind, but very meaningfully placed at the highest point over what is the most powerful city in the most successful nation in the world. So, what do those two words, in Latin, composed of just four syllables and only seven letters, possibly mean? Very simply, they say "Praise be to God!" When one stops to observe the inscriptions found in public places all over our nation's capitol, he or she will easily find the signature of God, as it is unmistakably inscribed everywhere you look. You may forget the width and height of "Laus Deo", its location, or the architects but no one who reads this will be able to forget its meaning, or these words: "Unless the Lord builds the house its builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain." (Psalm 127:1)

The "new surroundings" of vacations can bring new and wonderful opportunities for Christian daily devotions. Let's enjoy God's presence with us while on vacation too!

"The Invisible Mom" is another inspirational story that has gone through the email lines. I've seen this one performed as a monolog for a Christian skit at a women's conference, and it was amazing!

It all comes down to where our focus lies. If we're watching for God and focused on recognizing His presence in our lives, He will reveal Himself in so many ways!

Even WORDS we use can help retrain our focus:

"Whatever..." Have you heard this expression lately or even used it? If so, you may have been showing an indifference towards making a choice. This is a correct usage using it as an interjection. You, like me, may have also used it in a voice of disgust - "Whatever!"

It does, however, have other meanings including - "everything and anything." This is how Paul used it by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit when he wrote:

"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things." Philippians 4:8

"And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." Colossians 3:17

"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving." Colossians 3:23

Wow! What if every time we said or heard "whatever", we let it remind us of these verses to think and do "EVERYTHING and ANYTHING" for His glory?!

Am I making my point yet? Christian daily devotions can be wonderful spontaneous moments in our busy day to refocus our attention on God's presence and purpose in our lives. They can come from a wide variety of sources; we just have to be watching for these unexpected and wonderful "God moments!"

We need to have our "quiet time" for prayer and Bible study alone with God daily, but we can even go beyond that. God wants us to experience His presence throughout the day. I hope something here has inspired you to watch for those "God moments" which can turn an ordinary occurance into a life-transforming Christian daily devotion.

More Christian daily devotions are available from various resources on our Bible Devotion page. Let's not let the busyness of life keep us from capturing the "God moments" God has for us every single day if we'll just continue seeking His face.

One of my favorite Bible verses is Psalm 27:8 {When You said,} "Seek My face," my heart said to You, "Your face, O LORD, I shall seek." (NAS)

I want to have that attitude every day. How about you? Let's keep our eyes open for those short Christian daily devotions available to us in the midst of a busy life!

Let's Be Creative!