Jesus Daily: A Good Start to the New Year
I've been using Jesus Daily: 365 Interactive Devotions for the last couple of weeks and have found it to be a unique, modern approach to the daily discipline needed for spiritual growth.
The book is compiled by Aaron Tabor, an MD who started the Jesus Daily Facebook page in 2009 as a place for him to record his own daily observations. In just a few years, he has more than 27 million followers.
The book takes some of those observations and puts those into a traditional bible reading and commentary devotional format. What makes this different is the "connect" section at the end. There are suggested online, social media, and face to face ways to put the lesson to use.
For example, today's devotional is called "Count on His Presence" and talks about thepromise of God to never leave our side and a reminder that the New Year often causes people to have "fear and anxiety" of the uncertainty of days ahead. The connect section encourages the reader to share their resolutions with others - and commit to pray for theirs, giving accountability and support.
On other days you'll be asked to share a prayer request online, or post a status on Facebook, or host an event in your home. There's a great variety, which I appreciate.
The theology isn't deep, but the encouragement in the devotional is timely.
I have an extra copy of the devotional that I'll send to one commenter who needs a new direction for this next year. Just leave a comment and I'll pick one by random
originally posed at Red Letter Believers