Some Great Resources for “Feeding Yourself.”
One of the most impactful things you can do for your faith is to develop a consistent discipline of spending time in the Word, in Prayer, and in Reflection. We see Jesus model this time of solitude in His own life, and we also see it in the lives of Moses, David, Paul, and more.
One challenge in doing so is knowing where to start. The Bible is daunting and it can be hard to come up with a plan. (And even harder to stick to it!) I wanted to give you guys some recommendations of daily devotionals that I think are fantastic and might be a good way for you to start building this discipline into your life. Feel free to email me with any questions or comments or other recommendations!
My Utmost For His Highest. This devotional is considered one of the classics, and for good reason. Ash and I have read through this one several times, and Oswald Chambers delivers really solid and challenging content in a very approachable way.
A Year With Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Bonhoeffer is one of those guys whose life seems like it came from a movie. A German pastor who actively opposed Hitler and influenced a generation of Christians with his writings, this collection (Like Chambers’ and Buechner’s) pulls from his books, sermons, letters, etc.
Listening To Your Life. I think Frederick Buechner is one of the greatest Christian writers of the 20th century. This devotional is a collection of his writings from various books, essays, and sermons. It’s fantastic!
Savor. Shauna Niequist is a great writer and this book is an interesting mix of devotions, recipes, and thoughts on hospitality.
YouVersion. While this isn’t a devotional book, it’s a great app with tons of Bible reading plans and calendars.