Devotional Guide

Monday
January 14

Bible Reading:

Isaiah 62:1-5

Reflection:

Have you ever thought of your relationship with God as a “marriage”?

Prayer Focus:

Pray for a greater sense of intimacy and joy in your relationship with the Lord.

Response:

What can you do to make the relationship better?

Tuesday
January 15

Bible Reading:

Psalm 36:5-10

Reflection:

Think about the fullness and varied dimensions of God’s love.

Prayer Focus:

Express your love and devotion to the Lord as you pray today.

Response:

Love for God always is connected to our love for others.

Wednesday
January 16

Bible Reading:

Psalm 36:5-10

Reflection:

As you read these verses again, do so more slowly, maybe even aloud. What phrase speaks to you?

Prayer Focus:

Allow God’s love to wash over you in a spiritual way so that you feel clean and refreshed.

Response:

You should approach the day with a new sense of energy.

Thursday
January 17

Bible Reading:

1 Corinthians 12:1-11

Reflection:

The purpose of God’s many spiritual gifts is for the “common good” (v. 7) Is that true in your church fellowship?

Prayer Focus:

Pray for a spirit of unity within your church.

Response:

Is there anything you need to do to encourage greater unity at your church?

Friday
January 18

Bible Reading:

John 2:1-11

Reflection:

What lesson can you learn from the relationship Jesus had with his mother?

Prayer Focus:

Pray that you will be aware of the needs of people around you.

Response:

There may be an answer to your prayer that will come today.

Saturday
January 19

Bible Reading:

John 2:6-11

Reflection:

When has the Lord turned something very ordinary into an extraordinary experience for you?

Prayer Focus:

Pray that the routine activities of the day will be filled with God’s presence.

Response:

Be conscious of God at work in your life in those things that seem unimportant.

Sunday
January 20

Bible Reading:

John 2:1-11

Reflection:

Think about the implications of verse 11. What is the ultimate purpose of divine miracles?

Prayer Focus:

Pray for the Lord to reveal himself to you throughout this day; especially as you engage in worship.

Response:

Anticipate an answer to your prayer.