One of most the important tools for women (and any Christian) to assist them in their walk with Jesus are daily devotionals. There are so many options out there that it can be quite overwhelming to choose one. With this post I will provide women with 3 great options for daily devotionals.
What I love about daily devotionals is that they can help bridge the gap between our culture and the culture of the time the Bible was written. Daily devotionals should help us relate topics, stories and people in the Bible to real situations we face in our culture today. All this being said, I strongly recommend devotionals don’t replace your Bible, but be used as a tool to help you better use your Bible.
When choosing any daily devotional, I always recommend 2 things as a criteria; That it be Bible based, and that it meets you where you’re at now. Read my post How to Choose a Daily Devotional for more detailed tips on the topic.
3 Great Daily Devotionals For Women
There are numerous daily devotionals out there for women, but the following 3 are ones I have no problem recommending to any woman to consider.
1. The Confident Woman Devotional: 365 Daily Inspirations
The Confident Women Devotional , by Joyce Myer, is based on her #1 New York Times bestseller, The Confident Woman.
In this daily devotional, Joyce Meyer does a great job tapping into the concerns and issues that concern women most. Every daily reading is no longer than one page and begins with a verse or passage of scripture. Every reading coincides with a day of the month, so you can begin any time, and if you miss a day, or even a week, you can just jump right back into it. Meyer provides great insight and encouragement to help women tackle problems in the areas of life they struggle with most–including confidence, self image, and relationships. This powerful daily devotional will help women on their journey towards a confident life filled with love, laughter, and God’s acceptance, one day at time. With over 350 customer reviews on amazon, it maintains an outstanding 4.7 out of 5 star rating. Check out the devotional here: The Confident Woman Devotional: 365 Daily Inspirations
2. Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence
Jesus Calling, by Sarah Young, is the #1 best selling devotional, written uniquely as if Jesus were speaking directly to you, the reader.
Although this daily devotional is not exclusively for women, I can’t help but put Jesus Calling on the list. Maintaining a 4.9 out of 5 star rating on Amazon after 10,000+ customer reviews is no small feat. Jesus Calling is a devotional filled with uniquely inspired treasures from heaven for every day of the year by missionary Sarah Young. Every devotion is no more than a page in length and starts as if Jesus were speaking directly to you and ends with scripture(s) related to the reading. What I love about this approach is it can really help you break through the barrier of religion and experience Jesus in a personal and relational way. Check out the devotional here: Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence
3. She Reads Truth – App
She Reads Truth is one of my wife’s personal favorite devotionals. This is a great option for all you tech savvy women out there that prefer the convenience of having a great daily devotional app right on your mobile device. Straight from my wife’s mouth, the reason she uses She Reads Truth is because “it makes daily devotionals easy”. It is rare that her phone isn’t with her, so having the app on her phone is a huge plus. It has a modern feel to it, complete with a full bible, a “One Year Bible” reading plan, and numerous quality daily devotional’s that range from free to a small charge. Most of the devotionals start with an ample amount of scripture as if you were reading straight from the Bible, then it is followed up with a practical commentary for women. Another highlight is the community involvement they have incorporated by allowing comments to be made on each of the devotionals so you (the reader) can engage with other women and support and encouragement each other. Check out the app here: iOS She Reads Truth – Android She Reads Truth
Find a Daily Devotional that Works for You
I hope you found this short list helpful in your search for a daily devotional for women. This is definitely not an exhaustive list, and the most important thing is that you find a daily devotional you will use; it does you no good if it just sits on your shelf or device unused.
What are your favorites? Recommend a daily devotional in the comments below.
Sometimes I use a song from a Hymn book as a devotional.. there is usually a Scripture listed under the Title to use as a Bible Reading.. then I read the words of the Hymn, and jot down my thoughts or words that stand out, on paper. Most times I end up singing the Hymn out loud. then look up the words to see the meaning. or if a place is mentioned then I look up that too.. then end in Prayer with my thoughts from the song..