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At the age of 38, I had two strokes. I had a two-week stay in the hospital after I was discharged, I returned a week later with blood on the brain. I could barely walk, I slurred when I talked, and I couldn't write. When I returned home this time, I had physical therapy, speech therapy, and occupational therapy every week. Soon after I got home, I begin healing physically, however my mental and spiritual state was at an all-time low. I begin to sink into a dark place. A dark place I didn't think I was going to make it out of...but God.
God delivered me from this dark place and brought so many remarkable things out of such a devastating and difficult period of my life, with the most crucial thing being my testimony. What better way to tell you how great God is then to tell you my story. Please know as I tell my story that no goodness, no honor, and no glory belong to me. My testimony is a total testament of God's love, God's grace, God's mercy, and God's faithfulness.
Join me on my path to encourage Believers along this journey called life.
Get out of the Dark
Daily Bible Devotion
Daily Bible Devotion Tips
In my devotional, I discuss how the scriptures were written to comfort us but never to comfort us in our sin. Therefore it is imperative that we as Believers read, and more importantly, understand the Scriptures so we know what God expects from us and our lives. We will never know what He expects if we don't ever read the Bible to learn who He is. We must spend time reading God's Word. If you need help with creating time for daily Bible devotion, there are a few ways you begin the process. Read below for a few daily Bible devotion tips. (Also, Be sure to read my devotional which could be a great way to start this process.)
Create a schedule for yourself where you can participate in Bible devotion every single day. Choose a time of day that’s convenient for you, whether it’s first thing in the morning or at night before you go to bed. You should also choose a quiet place where you can do your devotion to prevent being distracted.
Set a goal for the week. If you can't do daily devotions or do them every day, try starting with 2 or 3 devotions a week. If you miss a day, don’t worry! Just continue to read your devotions and the Bible the next day.
Use a journal to help you write down and record your thoughts about particular verses. Think about the Bible verses that have particular meaning to you, and why they stand out to you. Writing things down gives you the opportunity to go back and is also a great way to show growth as your understanding of specific verses changes the more you learn and the more God gives you revelation.
When first starting a routine for devotions you may need accountability to ensure consistency. Consider joining a daily Bible devotion group with like-minded individuals. You can meet virtually/online or come together at your church, or even take turns using each other’s homes. The key is to find others who not only understand the importance of reading but also understand the significance of understanding God's Word and applying it to their life.
Remember that prayer is a crucial part of your daily devotion plan. Communicating with God is imperative when getting an understanding of the Scriptures as the Holy Ghost (God's presence) is the one who gives you understanding or proper context of the Word. If the Bible says, God is the Word, who else could give you a better explanation/understanding other than God himself?