I’m big on a daily time with God, what we call “Rise with God”. I highly recommend a Bible reading plan. We have one on our website. However, if you need something more as a devotional, I have a book for you. Paul David Tripp’s “New Morning Mercies – A Daily Gospel Devotional.” I have always been impacted by Tripp’s writing. His book for pastors, “Dangerous Calling,” greatly impacted my ministry. Morning Mercies is for everyone, as it’s a daily reminder of the Good News of the Gospel. Tripp begins each devotion with a thought – actually a tweet – writes a devotion on an aspect of the gospel, always focused on the saving work of Christ, and closed with a Scripture passage.
What’s the difference you might say (I would) from other devotional books? There is one. That is, the devotions are not centered on man-centered & driven stories of us helping ourselves, picking ourselves up by our bootstraps, or a 1-2-3 step plan for marriage, finances, or parenting. It’s instead more basic: that we are created in the image of God, yet utterly fallen, and only saved, only, by Jesus. Seems simple right? It is. We simply forget all too often & need a daily reminder. This is a good one.
Read and meditate on this for a year and your life will be saturated by the gospel. You will more ably speak it to yourself, and to others.
– John Hugh Tate, Lead Pastor