Whether it’s the beginning of a new year or a new season in your life, one thing is for sure…spending time with Jesus must be crucial for you. Really, spending time with Jesus is crucial for all of us because He is everything.
I’m convinced that’s where the real battle is for all of us and for good reason. If it’s such a battle to spend time with Jesus on a daily basis, don’t you think there’s a reason for this? There’s a reason that we get so easily distracted every single day and oftentimes forget to spend time with God. I know that happens to me over and over again.
For followers of Jesus, everything is centered around our time with Him. It’s time with Him that will remind us we are forgiven, forever. It’s time with Him that will remind us what our purpose is. It’s time with Him that will comfort us, give us strength, show us truth, and more.
Regardless of wherever you are and whatever you’re going through, you can just start today. Make a commitment today before God to spend time with him on a daily basis. Here are some great resources and what I’m using for spending time with Jesus:
Read Scripture App
I’ve written about this app before when it first came out and they just keep making it better and better. The video introductions to all books of the Bible are the best I’ve ever seen and I’ve learned a lot just from those videos alone.
On top of that, it’s super easy to go through the yearly plan that will walk you through the entire Bible and Psalms. I’ll be using this resource for a long time and will continue telling people about it because I’ve found it to be one of the best ones out there.
New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Devotional
I’ve really enjoyed this devotional and use it every morning reminding me of the grace I have in Jesus and that not only am I a sinner in need of a Savior, but that He is better than anything I can expect or imagine.
121’s Table For Two Daily Devotionals
I get the honor and privilege to serve on staff at 121 Community Church and we have Table For Two Daily Devotionals. Table for two is a way of talking about spending time alone, at the table, just between you and God.
These daily devotionals walk you through Scripture, taking you deeper into what it means and how it applies in your life. They also involved prayer on a consistent basis and keep that a large focus on top of studying the Word.
The Jesus Bible by Passion
Passion City Church, led by Louie Giglio came out with a resource called The Jesus Bible.
Anyone who knows me knows I’m a huge fan of technology, but this Bible has been great for me because I’ve been able to put everything away, no screens, and just spend time with Jesus with this. Here are some highlights of what this Bible has to offer:
- Introduction by Louie Giglio
- 66 book introductions highlighting the story of Jesus in every book
- 7 compelling essays on the grand narrative of Scripture by Louie Giglio, Max Lucado, John Piper, Ravi Zacharias, and Randy Alcorn guide you to treasure Jesus and encourage you to faithfully follow Him as you participate in His story
- Over 300 full-page articles and nearly 700 sidebar articles reveal Jesus throughout all of Scripture
- Room for notes and journaling throughout
Whatever you do, wherever you are, with whatever resources you decide to use to help you, please make the decision to spend time with Jesus on a daily basis. You will never regret one minute with Him and you will never want to look back!