The goal of our Devotion Explosion is to see people enter into a deeper relationship with God that will set them up into a new fresh rhythm of spiritual life. This will be achieved by setting aside daily 'quality time' with God utilising the bible and prayer.
A time of the day that you put aside specifically for you to connect with God. Just like you may put a ‘date night’ in the diary with your partner, prioritise to spend time with close friends, or meet around the dinner table as a family once a day, a ‘daily devotion’ is a time you set with God to be with him, speak with him and allow him to speak to you.
Nothing really, they both generally mean the same thing.
Whenever suits you best, but we would recommend first thing in the morning, that way you are putting God first and will bemore alert of his presence as you go through your whole day. Jesus also modelled this.
This is entirely up to you. But if you’re using the ‘Bible in a Year’ reading plan then that will take you approximately 15 minutes to go through. To enhance your devotional time you could spend additional time studying a particular verse that stood out to you, journal your thoughts, meditate on what you've read, or spend time in prayer and worship.
Life is busy, we get distracted. The idea is that we use this 40 day period to get us suoer focussed, but if for whatever reason you miss a day, don’t worry or feel condemned, just pick things up again the next day. God will still be waiting for you whenever you next decide to meet him in this way.
In any habit forming process the first few days are crucial. Brain scientists tell us that the first week is the most important in developing and maintaining a new habit. It’s during this point, especially around days 4-5 that we’re most likely to quit.
The brain is physically creating matter every time you repeat something, and at different stages it breaks through new stages.
So to help us start well and get through this first stage, we’re encouraging everyone to fast for the first 3 days. Whether it be fasting all food, choice food, social media or TV, let’s commit this campaign to God through both prayer and fasting.
We're all wired differently so will connect with God in different ways. Listed below are some resources you might want to consider using to help get the best out of your devotional time with God.
These A5 sized journals use a simple but powerful unique 7 step formula that guides you through your daily devotional time with The Lord.
Over 7 hours of meditational music is available to you on our playlist to help calm your spirit and get you in a reflective mood.
Meditate on various bible readings and topics, take a spiritual personality report and connect with other designated users.
How you engage with the daily bible readings and prayer is entirely up to you, but below are some recommendations.
As part of the campaign we are encouraging everyone to follow the same daily bible readings so we can enjoy the journey together. We will be following the reading plan from the Daily Audio Bible. On the website or through the app you can either read the scriptures for that day or have them read out to you. (The beauty of the audio version is that you get a commentary on a particular part of the scriptures read for you to contemplate further.)
Join our WhatsApp group during the campaign to post your 'verse of the day' from the reading plan, give a brief summary of what it meant to you, read what others post and stay accountable to keep the daily discipline going. Text the church phone (07913 426051) to be added.
Written by members of The Rock church based around a scripture from the daily reading plan for the day. Subscribe now to receive your daily devotion.
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