Build a Habit of Daily Quiet Time
- Make Jesus a priority every day!
Confession: Even though I’ve been a believer for decades, until I started working for FaithGateway curating for Devotionals Daily, I had only read from 365-day devos a handful of times. Little did I know how important they’d become in my daily walk with Christ! Once I started reading a variety of devotionals, each one started to feel like a treasure… like scripture-filled, easily digestible conversations with a friend. My pile of favorite devos continues to grow!
If you don’t know already, there’s nothing more faith-strengthening and edifying than starting the day quietly with God, reading the Word, and hearing His voice. It’s essential!
Don’t make it complicated. It doesn’t have to be first thing in the morning (although that’s my favorite time). Different seasons of life have different requirements on your day. When I had little ones, morning were pretty impossible because I was focused on getting as much sleep as possible during the dark hours before the small people woke up, so I saved my Bible reading for nap time. Now that they’re grown, early mornings are much more available. Don’t be so concerned with the when just make a regular divine appointment, grab your Bible and a devotional, and enjoy! God is always with us, always ready to speak into our lives through reading the Word of God, impressing His thoughts on us through the Holy Spirit, and hearing our prayers.
Daily Devotionals are fantastic tools for your quiet time with Jesus! I can’t recommend them enough. Choose one from your favorite author, or on a specific topic, or even seasonal titles! You’ll be glad you did.
Favorite Daily Devotional Books
If you want to walk in peace… you need these devos.
Beloved evangelist Billy Graham understood the flurry of modern life and the constant temptation of busyness. In a world in which everyone seems to be rushing to finish their to-do list, answer their emails, and respond to their cell phones, peace is still possible. In Peace for Each Day, a 365-day devotional, Graham shares God's gentle, reassuring promise of spiritual calm.
A More Peace-Filled Life Starts Today
The Christian life isn’t exempt from times of difficulty, strain, and worry. But God didn’t intend for you to carry the weight of the world on your shoulders. He offers an amazing gift to those who fix their eyes on Him: peace.
If you want to hang onto the strength of God’s Word… these are the devotionals for you.
God is bigger than your current story. Bigger than fear or shame or that voice in your head that whispers that you are not enough, too broken, or too flawed. Join Him in a closer relationship--one rooted in truth and Unshakeable.
Creator of The Message Bible translation, which has sold more than 20 million copies, Eugene Peterson has helped us find surprising newness in confusing or overly familiar Bible passages. God’s Message for Each Day is a year-long devotional that gathers Eugene Peterson’s best-loved, most powerful writing into a daily invitation to grow closer to God.
If you want to hear more from Jesus...
Experience a deeper relationship with Jesus as you savor the presence of the One who understands you perfectly and loves you forever. With Scripture and personal reflections, New York Times bestselling author Sarah Young brings Jesus' message of peace—for today and every day.
Jesus Calling is your yearlong guide to living a more peaceful life.
People need hope. So often, we rely on relationships, money, jobs, or other pursuits that fail to satisfy. Jesus Christ is the one true source of hope that never fails, and the daily devotions in Jesus, Our Perfect Hope, written by beloved pastor and bestselling author Dr. Charles Stanley, will help you seek Jesus first and realize the joy and peace of resting in Him.
If you want to live in the promises of the Lord…
Times of change, trouble, or doubt can leave us looking for answers, wondering what God says about our situation. Millions have trusted Jack Countryman books based on the promises of God. His first 365-day devotional—God's Promises® Every Day—brings encouragement and assurance through Scripture and writings about the promises God has for your life.
If you want to follow the story of the Bible…
Acts of the Almighty by beloved, National Book Award-winning author Walter Wangerin Jr. carries us sequentially through the sweep of the Bible's story in daily devotional readings.
If you want to experience more of the Holy Spirit…
Do you enjoy a good mystery? When you see something amazing happen do you ever wish you could look past the surface event to the real reason for its occurrence? Does it ever bother you when the reason something is a success, or a failure is kept from you?
What fun is it to never get in on the mystery of how to have peace and joy? To never be told how to supercharge your life? To never understand or experience the behind-the-scenes action. Celestial Fire: 365 Days with the Spirit answers those questions. The book explains many mysteries, answers a multitude of questions, and shows how to live an empowered life.
If you’re a Max Lucado fan…
Take comfort and renew your hope in God with this 365-day devotional by New York Times bestselling author Max Lucado. With scripture and space on each page for personal reflection, Grace for the Moment Note-Taking Edition has plenty of room to pen your own prayers and insights into grace-filled living.
Do you find it easier to face the day when you know God is with you? Max Lucado believes it is! In God Is With You Every Day, Max uses his signature reassuring and encouraging voice, paired with practical, relevant, and personal messaging, to remind you that God is with you every day.
If you’re in recovery from any kind of addiction…
Are you on a recovery journey? Do you need a daily resource of hope to get you through every day? The Celebrate Recovery 365 Daily Devotional includes brief daily encouragement for the millions on the road to recovery from various hurts, pain, or addiction of any kind.
If you want to learn from great preachers and thinkers…
Reformed theology informs our view of God’s sovereignty, mercy, and the gospel. The spiritual leaders of the Protestant Reformation influence our faith every day. Learn more about their world-changing thoughts, biblical foundations, and passion for God’s grace in Captivating Grace: 365 Devotions for the Reformed Thinker.
If you want to live like Jesus…
Join beloved New York Times bestselling author Bob Goff in Live in Grace, Walk in Love as he shares 365 days of inspiring, unexpected, humble teachings on grace and love that will prepare you for the year ahead.
If you want to live more joyfully…
Discover the joy of the Lord in fresh ways through the beautiful new 365 Devotions for Living Joyfully. Full of simple, accessible devotions for every day of the year, this book will help you find deep, unshakable, biblical joy and will inspire you to live your most joyful life.