Mornings With Jesus 2012 is a collection of writings from seven women sharing their thoughts on Jesus, the example He set, and the instructions He gave us. This devotional challenges you to set aside a few minutes each morning to spend with Jesus. Each day’s reading is no more than one page long. You are presented with a short piece of scripture at the top of the page. One of the contributors with then tell you of an experience she’s had that relates to the scripture in some way. The bottom of the page has a short challenge for you, or simply something to think of for the day. Click here to see tomorrow’s reading as a sample (this will open in a new window).
This is what a devotional should be. The scripture at the top of the page gives you the focus of the reading. The experiences and stories that the ladies share are relatable (especially for those who are married, with children). The short challenge or thought at the end gives you the nudge to take the extra step. It will help you keep what you’ve read on your mind for the rest of the day. It may even be something that will encourage you to act on something, such as an act of love or kindness. These are actually my favorite part of the devotional. There has been a couple of times so far, when something has happened during the day that caused me to think of the little thought at the end of the day’s reading. It has been encouraging. The overall purpose is to put just a couple of minutes aside to be with the Savior each morning. Be still. Be with Jesus. Know that God is there, and let Him start your day on the right path.
Where to buy the book: Amazon
I received a complimentary copy of this book as part of a blog tour, for review purposes, from LitFuse. To see other reviews check out the blog tour page.
2 thoughts on “Mornings With Jesus 2012: A Devotional”
I have just received Tricia Goyer’s novel Along Wooded Paths. She is the only author I recognize. I would like to have this devotional to read during this leap year because it has 366 devotions and is for 2012.
I like devotions because they begin a central theme and you can continue your Bible study further on the Scriptures that pertain to the subject on that day for in-depth study. It is a nice jump-start place to begin.
Very true. I’ve definitely used devotionals as a starting point for Bible studies. They are very useful tools.