Daily Devos

How do I do devos? [Daily]

There are six steps we like to walk through when reading the Bible.

[1] Silence
Being still before God, quieting our hearts and seeking the Holy Spirit’s teaching is so crucial to reading the Bible. We encourage you to be intentional in this step by devoting a couple of minutes to it.

[2] Read
Slowly read aloud the passage of Scripture. Listen for a word or phrase that stands out as you read and write it down.

[3] Reflect
Slowly read aloud the same passage of Scripture. This time as you read, pay attention to what’s going on in the verses. Listen for how the passage connects with your life, asking these questions: What is happening in my life right now that needs to hear this Word? Write it down?

[4] Respond
For a third time, slowly read aloud the same passage of Scripture. What is my response to God based on what I have read? Enter into a personal dialogue with God and express your love, joy, sorrow, repentance, desire, need, etc. Write it down.

[5] Rest
You may choose to silently read through the verses one last time, but after reading, return to a place of resting and waiting on God and listening for His voice. Give this step several minutes. This is a posture of abandonment to the One who loves you like crazy! (Psalm 131:2)

[6] Resolve
Determine in your heart and mind to LIVE OUT the word you received. In the words of Dietrich BonHoeffer:

“The Word of Scripture should never stop sounding in your ears and working in you all day long, just like the words of someone you love… Do not ask ‘How shall I pass this on,’ but ‘What does this say to me?’ Then ponder this Word long in your heart until it has gone right into you and taken possession of you.” Dietrich BonHoeffer, Life Together

Review [Saturdays]

[1] Become aware of the presence of God and His love for you.

[2] Review the week with gratitude.

[3] While asking yourself the following questions, be attentive to what you're feeling or to what you're thinking:

  • Where in your week did you experience consolation; joy, comfort, peace?

  • Where in your week did you experience desolation; sadness, frustration, or failure?

[4] As you become attentive to your desolation: What sadness, frustration, or failure might you need to confess? Where might you need to receive forgiveness?

[5] With hope, look forward tomorrow. What newness would the Holy Spirit be inviting you into?

Reading Plan

February Reading Plan

1 Proverbs 3:3-8

2 Review The Week

3 Sunday Service

4 1 Kings 17:8-16

5 1 Corinthians 14:13-25

6 Psalm 56

7 Luke 19:41-44

8 Proverbs 3:8-18

9 Review The Week

10 Sunday Service

11 Judges 5:1-11

12 2 Timothy 3:1-9

13 Psalm 115:1-8

14 Luke 5:27-32

15 Proverbs 3:19-26

16 Review The Week

17 Sunday Service

18 Ezra 1:1-11

19 2 Corinthians 1:12-19

20 Psalm 120

21 Luke 11:37-52

22 Proverbs 3:27-35

23 Review The Week

24 Sunday Service

25 Genesis 33:1-17

26 1 Corinthians 11:17-22

27 Psalm 38:1-15

28 Luke 17:1-4