Monday, June 8, 2015

I Want Your Opinion on a Devotional/Bible Study

My friends, I need your advice/suggestions/opinions.

I'm looking for a really good devotional/Bible study.  I want something I can do on my own, not a group study.  I want something "meaty."  Not just a little "feel good" verse, but something that teaches me.  Something that makes me think.  Something that draws me nearer to God.

So I'm asking for your opinion.

I've heard a lot about Ann Voskamp's One Thousand Gifts.

I follow Ann's blog, but I've not read this.  If you've read her book, what did you think of it?

Is there another book or study that you would suggest?   

I'm just like you . . . I don't have a lot of spare time, so I want something that really feeds my soul, not just a light, quick read.  I look forward to reading your suggestions.  

I want to share a verse that has been ON MY HEART lately.  It is found in Jeremiah 33:3  "Call to Me, and I will answer you. And I will show you great and mighty things which you do not know."  
I want God to answer me.  I want to KNOW Him MORE.  I want to walk with Him.  Now don't go crazy, I know that He is in heaven and I am here, and we won't physically walk together until I'm in heaven.  But I want His Holy Spirit to walk beside me continually in my daily life.  I want to glorify Him.  I want to call out to Him, and have Him answer me.  I want Him to show me those "great and mighty things which I do not know." I want to show His love to others.

Just what is on my heart today. 
Blessings to each and every one of you! 


  1. My friend Lind at Linda's Life Journal maybe could help you...she and her husband do bible readings and devotionals every morning. I wish you blessings, xoxo,Susie

  2. Calm My Anxious Heart by Linda Dillow is a great book, which includes a Bible Study. Of course, I am reading One Thousand Gifts now and it is touching me like very few do.
    I read a chapter each day and take notes and look up scriptures that she refers to, so it's like a Bible study, but with her story mixed in.

    Jen Hatmaker and Jennie Allen are two of my favorites, depending on what season of life you are in.

    Sheila Walsh is also one of my favorites. So is Holley Gerth.

    I can definitely relate to that feeling of just longing for God's word.

    1. Thanks Debbie! I'm really thinking One Thousand Gifts might be what I get. Blessings!

  3. I am getting ready to begin Jeanie Allens new bible study, Anything. I've been praying and asking God to open my eyes. It's about saying to God, I'll do Anything you ask. A little scary but my husband and I are ready.

    1. Yes, it is scary, but He wants us to Trust Him and to be obedient. Praying for you and your husband today!!

  4. Thank you for this post!!! I need a new study/devotional too! I've done One Thousand Gifts is so, so good!. Gleaning from the suggestions that are being posted!

    1. One Thousand Gifts seems to be the one! Thanks so much! Have a blessed day my friend!

  5. I was also going to suggest Jennie Allen's ANYTHING Bible Study that begins Monday, the 15th. I will be doing it. I read ANYTHING last year, but this will involve a workbook and videos from her.

    You would enjoy Jennie. She's pretty infectious :)