Best Ever Devotional Book and HOW to Quiet Time

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Here’s the plan:

  1. Read a full chapter in the Bible.
  2. Underline stand-out verses.
  3. Copy at least one verse into your journal.
  4. Write the lesson you learned from the verse.
  5. Write down any concerns or prayers you have and record answers from God.

I write the date on the top of each page just for my own record-keeping.  It’s interesting to look back at the thoughts, concerns, and lessons I’ve learned in the past.

Where to begin?

That’s up to you and God.  I would suggest starting in Psalms, Proverbs, or Matthew and reading through the New Testament.

If you want more information on developing your personal time with the Lord, I HIGHLY recommend Teri’s book Sweet Journey.  It’s chock-full of biblical wisdom.  I think half the content actually is scripture!

What Kind of Journal?



I really like these.  I got them at Walmart for less than $5.  They come in several different patterns. (This was last year’s look.)

It’s just a blank book, nothing on the pages.  But it’s just right.  It’s about 8×10″ in size, big enough to hold all your thoughts!


You could use a smaller blank book, but I find that I have a lot of thoughts.

I write the scripture I read that day, the thoughts related to  it, and then my prayers.

My prayers are very personal, and my thoughts can get scattered, but if I write, I find it slows me down.  That time it takes me to write out a frantic plea is often just the time I need to hear the Lord answering me with a scripture.

In my eBook Prepare Him Room, you’ll find selected chapters for 25 days.  I’ve chosen an entire chapter for you to read through and shared my favorite verse and a very brief thought about why I like that passage.  I’ve intentionally kept the devotionals minimal to allow your time with the Lord to be Spirit-directed, not my thoughts.

Take some time while you’re out shopping to grab a new journal, even a 98 cent composition notebook would do, and start your own daily readings!

Apply this technique for a week or so and get back to me. I’d love to hear how it’s working for you!  You can comment below, email me at [email protected], or JOIN the Conversation on Facebook!

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