Over the years, I’ve used a number of devotional guides. For two or three years, though perhaps not consecutively, back around the late 80s, early 90s, I read through Oswald Chambers’s My Utmost for His Highest. For several years we subscribed to, and I wrote for, 21st Century Christian’s Power for Today. I bought some other devotional books, but they didn’t sustain me, couldn’t keep my interest.
I see a difference in devotional guides and articles that have a devotional slant to them. The latter are legion on the Internet, but the former still aren’t widespread. The guides usually have, at the very least, besides being marked by dates, set Bible readings or verses and often a prayer. Some are quite elaborate, adding a main thought, quotes, or other items to add value and interest.
This year, I’m not following any guide, just doing my own personal Bible reading and prayer, but lately I’ve been peeking in on this Daily Devotional. Time will tell if it has any denominational slants or hobbies that will turn me off, or if it has enough depth of thought to sustain interest.
Update: I forgot to mention our own Don Ruhl’s Email Devotionals, sent out twice daily, which would, for me, qualify as a devotional guide, including suggested Bible readings, and using them as the basis for his thoughts. Don doesn’t miss a lick, and has provided me with plenty of food for thought.