Devotional Analysis

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I chose to do the prayer project, more specifically I read a devotional from the devotional book, My Utmost for His Highest. Depending on the homework load of the week dictated how many times a week I read the devotional, but I did set a goal to read at least five devotional a week and to meditate on some concept or bit of inspiration that is gleamed from the devotional. For each devotional I allotted ten to fifteen minutes to meditate on the thought, context, or bit of inspiration that I had received from the devotional. Sometime I would write about the concept of the devotional, but I did not always do that. I did not always experience God the same way for every devotional that I did. There were times that the devotional did not resonated …show more content…
When I read this, I was reminded of time when I was struggling and most days the only way I could find peace was to read my Bible and constantly remind myself that God would take care of me. When reading this and remembering my experience of struggling and how God helped me through this difficult time I felt the presence of God near me. Another one of the devotionals that I read discussed how people become so busy and distracted with doing what a good Christian should do that they miss what a good Christian is. They have the actions of a good Christian, but they may be lacking the attitude or have a misunderstanding of a Christian attitude. This devotional also resonated with me. I believe the reason that this devotional resonated with me is that I grew up in a denomination that was a bit legalistic. I struggled with this growing up and into my …show more content…
One such devotion was about listening to God. The devotional stated that we don’t consciously disobey god, but we don’t love and respect him. I do not in any way agree with this devotional. I believe that there are times that we just simple don’t hear God for whatever reason and it had nothing to do with us loving or respecting God. I really did not appreciate this devotional. But, one the bright side, most of the devotional we a good experience that allowed me to ponder on God and my relationship with God.
I think that the biggest reinforcement that I received from a lot of the devotionals was that we need to keep our attention on God and He will do all of the hard work for us. We really only have to give God our heart and he will direct our paths. We don’t have to worry about doing good works because if we are focused on god he will have good works that he needs us to do. We don’t have to seek out good works, he provide them for

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