Community United Methodist Church

Devotional Resources

We can all use a little help in our spiritual walk.  These resources can help inspire new thought, comfort us, challenge us or simply give us a chance during the day to refocus on God.–devotional resources for helping people walk with God.  Check out Conversations and Prayers, or sign-up for e-mail links.

My Utmost For His Highest— Oswald Chambers classic daily devotional compiled from his sermons

Our Daily Bread or Elisabeth Elliot–daily devotionals

Back to The Bible— links to numerous devotionals, including:Faithwalk, a devotional that takes you through the Bible in a year

Prayer, Praise and Promises: Comfort, courage and strength. Journey through the Psalms each day of the year with selected devotions from Warren Wiersbe’s book Prayer, Praise and Promises

Crosswalk–words for the intersection of faith and pife.  Daily and weekly devotionals, bible reading plans, devotions for Senior living, women, dieters, families.  Includes classic devotions and newer Pastors like Ed Young and Max Lucado.

On-line Bible reading plans take you through the Bible or parts of it in a year.  At Back to the Bible, Crosswalk or or— on-line passage look-up, multiple versions/translations, concordance search

Christian Classics Ethreal Library— download free classic Christian literature such as Confessions of St. Augustine, Pilgrim’s Progress and works by the early church Fathers.  Also access to the World Wide Study Bible, early commentaries, on-line book clubs and bible study links.

While resources are often helpful and inspiring, don’t be afraid to take time with just a bible, without notes or commentary.  Read and listen to what God is saying to you.  One way to try this:

  • pick a verse or passage and read it through
  • stop and ask God to show you any word(s) he wants to bring to your attention.  Don’t be afraid to quietly wait for an impression.
  • read the passage again
  • stop and ask God what it is he wants you to realize about Christ from the words he’s drawn to your attention
  • read the passage a third time
  • stop and ask for God to show how he wants those words to affect your life