“Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.”

Mark 1:35

What did you have for lunch last Tuesday? How about dinner a week ago Monday? Can’t recall? Even though you can’t remember, you know that it was important to have eaten those meals. Most of our meals are somewhat unremarkable, fading from our memories soon after they are finished. But they are still vitally important for energy and nourishment.

Having daily devotions is somewhat like that. In your years of spending daily time with God, there surely have been remarkable moments when you experienced God’s nearness and received fresh inspiration in a way that marked your life. But most of our daily times—as you read a chapter, meditate on a phrase, confess a sin, or pray for loved ones—do not rise to the level of distinction. So were these times unimportant? No! The “unremarkable” times are our daily nourishment.

When you meditate on the Lord and the Word, you gain spiritual food for the day. He fills you so that you can face what lies ahead. Whether or not you remember all you’ve read, the One who loves you sustains you!

Scripture Focus

John 15:1-17


As you approach your time with God today, pay attention to the ways the Word and Spirit feed and sustain your soul.

Bible In A Year

  • Ecclesiastes 9-10
  • Psalm 67
  • John 7