Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Sweet & Simple Moments With God Devotional

Kim Newlen has written a devotional for the new year full of sweet insight and simple thoughts to dwell on throughout the day.  There is a one-page devotion for each day of the year.  Each one begins with a Scripture verse, is followed by a few paragraphs, and concludes with a key thought or action to take. 

One thing that I like about this book is that the devotions are tied to the day they are intended to be read on.  For example, today is September 11th.  The verse referenced is Psalm 119:11 I have hidden your word in my heart.  Kim writes about where she was when those terrible events unfolded in 2001.  She remembers being comforted by His Word that had been hidden in her heart..."When I am afraid, I will trust in you (based on Psalm 56:3)".  In that time of need she drew strength from those words and was able to comfort others.  The devotion concludes by encouraging us to pray for comfort for those families who are still mourning.  It was a very fitting way to start my morning.

Another thing that I found helpful was the Scripture Index at the back of the book.  From Genesis to Revelation, the Scriptures mentioned in this devotional are in order and linked to the "day" in which they appear.  This would be a great tool if you use a daily Bible reading plan and want to find some devotions to go along with the Scriptures you are reading. 

Sweet & Simple is a good description of what you will find in this book...thoughts to help us set our mind on things above and opportunity to connect with God.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale Publishers in exchange for an honest review.

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