10 Must-Have Items for a Satisfying Daily Time with God

Having these 10 items for Daily Time with God makes it more satisfying. Seeking God daily is the foundation to thriving in Christ.

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 coffee and tea drinker. They’re like comfort food. So I have a variety of mugs that I use to drink my tea each day, but one 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.

Electric kettle

stainless steel electric kettle

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.)

Mug Warmer

If your 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.)


THRIVE: A Journaling Devotional Bible for Women

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 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.


Inspirational spiral journal

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.

Prayer Book

Praying for Your Husband from Head to Toe by Sharon Jaynes

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!

Printable Resources

I created a D.A.I.L.Y. T.I.M.E. bookmark and “In the Morning” cards for KRB Insiders, but I’m enjoying them too! The bookmark is one of the free resources for any reader. Grab yours here. To have access to the “In the Morning” cards, worksheets, and a bunch of other printables, click here and become a KRB Insider. Subscribers receive some extra content in the newsletter sometimes as well.


Worship music is an enormous blessing! When David played for Saul (1 Samuel 16:13, 23) three things happened:

  1. Refreshing. Saul was refreshed, which means revive there.
  2. Healing. Saul received healing, and he wasn’t necessarily seeking it.
  3. 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!

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Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever and ever. Psalm 145:2 ESV

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  1. I love my twistables, and also my colored pencils. So satisfying for studying!

    1. kellyrbaker says:

      Yes! 😉

  2. This is a great list of items, Kelly. My favorite resources are my journal, gel pens, and the First5 app!

    1. kellyrbaker says:

      What, no hot beverage? I think that you’re the first person I know that doesn’t have that on the list. 🙂 Gel pens sound fun!

  3. This is a great list! Bible and journal are definitely the most important ones for me, as well as my phone since I use an online reading plan. I was interested by the hot drink items though as I’d never heard of a mug warmer- I’ll have to check that out as I always have to drink my coffee quickly as I can’t stand it when it gets too cold. Over here pretty much everyone has an electric kettle though- I keep forgetting it’s not so common in the US!

    1. kellyrbaker says:

      Mug warmers are fairly new to me, too. But I think I use it nearly every day! It’s even warmer my tea back up (depending on the mug I use). So convenient!

  4. I was always on the lookout for the next great pens or highlighters for my Bible. Ever since I received the Twistables as a gift from a friend, I no longer look for new highlighting options. They’re perfect! No bleed-through, many colors, no mess, easy to use, fun, and inexpensive! I’ve never known anyone else who uses them, though, so I was thrilled to see that it made your list!

    1. kellyrbaker says:

      Exactly! I used to get so frustrated by bleed-through! But after Twistables, there’s no turning back. Lol

  5. Love these items. When at home my items include my favorite red chair, my current journal, a devotional, gel highlighters, a small ruler for underlining, my favorite pen to write with, a favorite throw, my Bible, a favorite scented candle, and a hot cup of either coffee or my favorite tea (I vary that because I love both)

    1. kellyrbaker says:

      Sounds lovely, Pam! I can’t do scented candles or anything, though, due to an allergy. But your setup sounds so cozy!

  6. I love my mug warmer!!! I don’t use it during my quiet time, but keep it on my desk for afterwards when I’m ready to get to work. I have my quiet time outside with no electroincs, just me and Jesus (and my coffee). But I do love my mug warmer. Every author needs one.

    1. kellyrbaker says:

      Yep! I have one on my desk, too! 😉 Time with Jesus outdoors is a perk when it’s nice out!

  7. Love this!! Good advice and many things I use myself

    1. kellyrbaker says:

      Thanks, Mica! Blessed by your visit today!

  8. I love this!! I have really been struggling with my daily time with God…I make sure I get my prayer time in but study and reading just seems to be a struggle for me recently so this was so helpful!!

    1. kellyrbaker says:

      Yay! I’m glad this helped!

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