If there’s anything in this life that makes me feel grounded, it’s having a Daily Time with God. It’s my mantra: Determining Again I Live Yielded. Today I’m Maintaining Evidence. Seeking God daily is the foundation to thriving in Christ in every area. What makes it more satisfying are these 10 must-have items for Daily Time with God!
My 10 Favorite Items for Daily Time with God
I’m a tea drinker. It’s like comfort food. So I have a variety of mugs that I use to drink my tea each day,, but my favorite is my “I write. What’s your superpower?” mug. I’m thankful my son got this for my birthday because he understands that I wear an invisible cape. Mmmhmm he knows, y’all! Inspirational ones are great, too.
If I’m having my Daily Time with God in my bedroom or on a trip, I use an electric kettle for convenience. This sleek Presto one gets the job done, but I have my eye on this epic stainless steel one. (Ahem, dear husband. Christmas is coming soon, and you could also use it to heat it to your perfect coffee temperature. Win-win.)
If you’re coffee or tea gets cold before you’re done drinking it, you will agree that this mug warmer is the Best. Invention. Ever. My husband got me one for my birthday. But then everyone else wanted to use it all the time, so now we have three. And they get used a lot! (Here’s an even cheaper one.)
This is really the only must-have on the list, but we like our perks. Am I a heathen for not making it number one? Umm…don’t answer that. So, BIBLE. Yes, Bible. 😉 This NASB version with a pink cover is also going on my list because I don’t have a physical copy in this version yet. It’s my go-to right now, unless I’m using the amazing THRIVE: A Journaling Devotional Bible for Women I received as a gift. It has a 365-day reading plan and devotionals built right in! Their description:
Though it doesn’t include every chapter and verse, it offers a complete view of Scripture and does so without being overwhelming. By skipping material that appears more than once, it gives you a streamlined look at the entire Bible.
And of course a good Bible needs some Twistables crayons to illuminate verses that speak to me. They don’t bleed like highlighters do, and there are multiple colors to let my inner artist out! I love the no mess, no need to sharpen or peel labels, and what’s more is they last so long. They also have a fun effects Twistables, which are metallic.
Bible study or devotional
I tend to go through a Bible study on weekdays. For many years I have been using studies by HelloMornings (I’m a contributing author to four so far: Hosea, New Beginnings, Greatly to Be Praised, and our Esther study releases early 2019.). Other favorites are from Priscilla Shirer, like her Gideon study. My friend Nicole from Courage. Hope. Love. just released her study Find Your Calling (affiliate link) that’s phenomenal as well.
On the weekends, in-between studies, or extremely busy seasons, I use a devotional. I just finished Awaken by Priscilla Shirer, and wish she had a sequel already.
There’s a relationship going on between God and me. He remembers every detail, but I forget so much when I don’t write down what He’s teaching me. A designated journal notebook is the perfect place to chronicle my spiritual history. Inspirational spirals are my favorite, and bonus if it has a pouch or strap.
Sometimes it’s less taxing on my brain when someone else has done the hard work of putting thoughts into words for me to pray. I am super blessed to have come across Praying for Your Husband from Head to Toe by Sharon Jaynes! My copy of this 30-day prayer guide looks well-worn because it’s a favorite. And also because my toddler spilled water on it. 😉 From the back cover:
…Sharon Jaynes maps out sixteen landmarks to help you consistently and effectively cover your husband in prayer. From his mind and the thoughts he thinks, to his eyes and the images he sees, all the way down to his feet and the path he takes, Sharon teaches you how to pray for your husband in ways that are powerful, practical, and life-changing.
They only take 5-7 minutes a day! What an investment!
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Worship music is an enormous blessing! When David played for Saul (1 Samuel 16:13, 23) three things happened:
- Refreshing. Saul was refreshed, which means revive there.
- Healing. Saul received healing, and he wasn’t necessarily seeking it.
- Peace. The evil spirit departed from Saul.
I don’t know about you, but I could use some refreshing, healing, and peace in my life! And there’s nothing like the sweet presence of God near.
I hope you will check out these 10 items for Daily Time with God and make some yours too!What makes Daily Time with God more satisfying? These 10 must-have items!
Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever and ever. Psalm 145:2 ESV
Which items do you like on this list?
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