About the Book:
“Be still and know that I am God.” is one of the most beautiful verses from the Bible, but it’s not easy to practice in this busy world. Mornings with Jesus will help you do just that—“be still” in Jesus’ beautiful and powerful presence. For those who are seeking a deeper experience in their relationship with Christ, Mornings with Jesus offers a fresh perspective of who Jesus is (the Healer, the Son of God, the Comforter, the Good Shepherd) and what that means for day-to-day life. With a warm and friendly voice, 365 short devotional writings on the character and teachings of Jesus encourage readers to greet each day by drawing near to Him and inviting His presence into their day. Spend time with Jesus at the beginning of each day and experience His nearness and peace in a new way throughout the year. Each day’s selection includes: • a Bible verse • an entry based on Jesus: His words, miracles, and parables; His wisdom, compassion, and comfort; His mystery, power, divinity, and humanity • a “faith step” that will inspire and challenge readers to apply the day’s message to their lives
If you need something to jump start your day and if you’re like me, a busy mom who really doesn’t have free time, then let me introduce you to Mornings With Jesus 2012 written by some very talented women authors who speak God’s truth. These devotionals are short, just right for the busy mom or woman, but filled with Truth, God’s love and poignancy.
I think the one thing that I’ve read so far that has inspired me from this devotional is the one I read on January 22, 2012 that spoke of children, family and it not being all about me. It seems whatever I have read so far this year, the Lord is using it to direct my heart more towards my children and my husband. I love how God works in our lives even we are not aware of it or even acknowledge it – He is working to draw us near and bring us into His flock.
So January 22’s devotional gives a Scripture verse, “Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and it truth.” I John 3:18 NIV and the author gives us a few words from her life that can also relate to ours, in this case it was about being a mom and the world no longer being all about her wants, her needs, etc. After the short reading there are faith steps, these are a question that will make you think how the reading relates back to the Scripture at the beginning, or an action to take. There are two for this date and one is “how did Jesus model selfless living?”, it doesn’t take a lot but the impact is big if you let God work through it and get into your daily life through these daily reading.
Normally I’m not big on dated devotionals as when I feel I’m bound by dates I feel like I can’t use it past that time, however even though this is dated I could see using this on a yearly cycle and just ignore the dates given. If you’re looking for a great devotional for women written by women then look not further than Mornings With Jesus 2012.
**I was provided a copy of this devotional through Litfuse Publicity in exchange for my honest opinion, no other compensation was given. I was also provided an extra copy to give away in a contest on my blog.
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