Devotionals are an opportunity to sit quietly and reflect on what God may be telling you today.
They are never meant to take the place of the Word, but rather make us want to get out our Bibles and did a little deeper.
Many people here at Rest Ministries use the daily devotionals as part their own quiet time and this is the purpose of them. Regardless of how you are feeling in a particular day, we hope that the devotional touches you right where and when you need encouragement. Our writers send in the devotionals and they appear on our website–sometimes within a day, or even a few weeks. But we are never surprised to hear how God has perfect timing, having the topic be exactly what someone needed to hear that very day. And since they are timeless they make a great resource of encouragement.
There are many ways you can also re-purpose the devotionals. Some of these you have shared with us.
1. Print one out and use it as a discussion guide for your small group.
2. Print out the devotions that touch you the most and add them to a binder for those tough days.
3. Pin them on your Pinterest board under different topics so you can quickly find what you are looking for.
4. When you are coping with a certain emotion and need encouraged, look under our drop down bar labeled EMOTIONS to find devotionals in that topic.
5. Print a few to take to someone when you visit him or her in the hospital.
6. Forward a link (or the entire devotional, if it comes in your email) to someone who is going through a tough time.
7. Email a devotional to someone who is impacted by a loved one’s illness such as a caregiver, parent, or pastoral counselor.
8. Share it with your pastor to let him know they exist and may encourage others in the congregation.
9. Share a devotional with your doctor to let him know they may encourage other patients.
10. Do you have a blog? Or do you lead a group or “hub” of some kind online? Did you know we are happy to have you link to our devotionals at any time? You may also post a short excerpt of a devotional with a link back to the original devotional.
11. If you have a web page, you may be interested in interviewing one of our devotional writers. They each have a unique story, many have personal and professional websites with stories from their own lives, or even their business ventures. You may want to blog about how a certain devotional touched you? Feel free to share about our devotionals in your web page!
We’d love to help in any way we can. If you share about our devotionals, let us know so we can inform our readers to check out your site too as well as thanks!
Have you used the devotionals in a way we forgot to mention above? Be sure to comment below!