Daily Bread Devotional
by Emily Burson
Open Your Mind to Our Daily Bread Devotional
If you are a church goer, you have probably seen the “Our
Daily Bread” devotional sitting on an information counter
of your church. The Our Daily Bread devotional is published every
month, and contains small, yet powerful, insights into the mind,
heart, and passions of God.
The Our Daily Bread devotional is meant to be used every day;
and each book has a theme. While the books are dated for a specific
month, it does not mean that you have to use it only on the days
indicated. Like any devotional, this book is meant to be used
as a tool to draw you closer to your Creator, not as your only
way of communication with Christ. If using this devotional opens
up your eyes and your heart and makes you more receptive to the
call of Christ in your life, then you are using it correctly.
Many of the entries in the Our Daily Bread devotional are excerpted
from other devotional works, as well as being thoughts and meditations
by ministers, clergy, and laypersons from around the country and
around the world.
The Our Daily Bread devotional is great because it is inexpensive
(or free, depending on your church) and is a great tool to use
in a small group setting. In addition to the book that your small
group is studying, consider challenging everyone to read Our Daily
Bread devotionals for a month. At the beginning of each meeting,
ask what the devotions for the week meant to each person. You
will be surprised how often these ‘simple’ devotions
stir deep feelings and intimate encounters with Christ.
Our Daily Bread devotionals offer something for everyone, no matter
where you are on your walk with Christ. If you are just entering
into a relationship with Christ, then the Our Daily Bread devotional
can work as an introduction to basic thoughts and principles of
the Christian faith. If you have been a follower for many years,
this book can rekindle your thirst for knowledge and your desire
to explore the greatness and goodness of the Father and Son.
The Our Daily Bread devotional brings the supernatural into your
hands in simple language and poetic beauty. God is in both the
simple and complex, in the majestic and the ordinary, in the powerful
and the meek. God is in the deepest joy and the darkest hurts.
This wonderful devotional shows God to the reader in all of those
places, and more.
Next time you see the Our Daily Bread devotional do not judge
it by the cover. Pick one up, open to any random day, and listen
carefully as God speaks His love to your heart through a simple
Emily Burson is a 2001 graduate of Indiana
University in Bloomington, Indiana. She has worked as a copywriter, is an avid scrapbooker,
and loves to travel. She's been to Costa Rica, Venezuela,
and Honduras, as well as many U.S. states.
If you would like to contact her about her writing, craft
ideas, or book reviews, email her at erburson@ gmail.com.
Also, read her personal
thoughts on God,
faith, life, culture, and more.
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