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Inspiring Daily Devotional is a devotional designed by the Holy Spirit to communicate words of love, faith and hope to God’s children on all continents of the world.

It’s simple to use. It consists of  4 main parts: Text(s) for today (which begins each day’s article), this is followed by the opening/key verse, and then the exposition (that is , the main part of the devotional) and finally the Prayer & Confessions section.

To derive maximum benefit from this devotional, firstly one must use on daily basis. The Holy Spirit has words for each of our days here on earth. That’s exactly what we compile and put on-line  here on daily basis. This means that each article you read on-line will be absolutely relevant for your day. Also sometimes, a topic may be treated in two or more articles/parts and thus a single topic might have two or more sequels. Not using this devotional daily may make it difficult to flow with the topic. This is why we strongly recommend you use this devotional daily. It is worth-noting that the devotionals are uploaded (automatically) very early each morning (far before text messages are sent to people inviting them to read the articles).

Secondly, it’s imperative to read every scripture reference given (both the Text(s) for today and those in the exposition. This point cannot be over emphasized. Reading through each scripture cited from your personal Bible would prop your understanding by offering  you their context, thus giving you an enriched study. This means you should have a Bible in your hands for this very special time with the Holy Spirit. You should also have a special notebook for notes as you study. Since we recommend every reference cited to read, we ensure there are just enough of them such as one could cover them in just few minutes. All this is designed to make your study enjoyable and not cumbersome. It’s exciting to use the Inspiring Daily Devotional.

Lastly, we advice that the prayers and confessions be said aloud. It does not have to be noisy but at least it should be spoken. Do you know that there is nothing like ‘praying in the head?’ It has no scriptural backing at all. At least your lips should move – that’s a sign of speech (i.e. a sign you’re saying something). God knows what is in our hearts, yet He tells us to ask. Why? Because, as you speak, you release power. The power is not just in believing, it’s also in the words you speak (Prov 18:20-21; Rom 10:9-10; Mk 11:23). That’s why we encourage people to speak out in prayer. Doing  otherwise is no prayer at all – it’s completely useless. Praise God!.

This devotional is best used in the morning or evening. Don’t forget to say a prayer before you commence your devotional study.

As you do all of the above, you and those around you will be amazed at the progress in every area of your life (1 Tim. 4:15).

Keep enjoying (or get ready to enjoy) a life full of testimonies of God’s goodness as you feast on His word compromisingly. Remember that’s what God says (Psa. 1:2-3). Praise God!

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The hustle and bustle of campus/city life, the demands of our exacting professions/academics motivated by our drive for wealth, excellence, fame etc. can easily make one totally neglect time with his creator. Although there’s absolutely nothing wrong with spending time on your academia (books) and working hard to be the in your profession, there’s a lot wrong when you do that at the jeopardy of your spiritual life (Luke 4:4).

If you have a rich daily devotion with the Lord, it is a clear sign that God has taken center stage of your life , as far as time management and of course of your life is concerned. The soul, being the most important part of your life deserves the greatest deal of attention as far as time investment is concerned (Mk. 8:36-37 KJV).

In order words, no matter how herculean your schedule may be, nothing can be good enough reason for not having morning devotion with the Lord on daily basis!

Here are few methods you can adapt to effect a change in your devotional pattern. Practising each of them would make it possible to have consistently quality time with God before you start your day (it’s always best to start your day with God: that’s why although it’s not wrong to have an evening quiet time, morning quiet times are  far better. Psa.  63:1).  Halleluyah!

1. WAKE UP 30-45 MINUTES EARLIER THAN USUAL DAILY:  

                                                         a. YOUR SOUL REQUIRES IT

You wake up the time you do every day not because that time allows you to have just enough sleep but because your lectures/ job demands it. In this same vein, you should know that God demands personal time with you so you have to factor that into your waking up time. Convince yourself you need to have a morning devotion (just like the way you’ve convinced yourself you need to report at work or for lectures on time). When you do that you will see that you will not sleep on in the morning.

                                                         b. LOOK FORWARD TO IT  

Additionally, each night you should prayerfully ponder over the fact  that  the next morning , you be having a quiet time with the Lord. Such a prayerful anticipation is not automatic; you must  consciously make up your mind to do this every night. Set a time for it each night and do it. Doing all the above will dragoon you out of your bed each morning, just on time.

                           c. SET ALARMS; ENGAGE  YOUR NEIGHBOURS/ROOM MATES

You could also set up an alarm or if you’ve already set up an alarm for waking up, effect this new change of time on it. If you have your own room, multiple alarms (that is, setting up alarms on more than one clock/device) would help. You could also inform your neighbors /roommates to wake you up. It’s advisable to have your devotion in a sitting posture, by a table – may fall asleep again when you lie on your bed.

Don’t give up when you fail a number of times. Just pounce back; you’ll soon get used to the new  waking up time if you wake up consistently for about month. Do everything possible (spiritual and physical) to make it work because it’d work only if you want it to (Phil 4:13; Matt 18:18).

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Studying your Bible with the INSPIRING DAILY DEVOTIONAL by God’s Vision Interdenominational Word Fellowship is one of the best ways of having a rich quiet time. The messages/articles are concise yet very insightful. Reading at least one devotional on–line daily consistently for months would revolutionize   your walk with God. All you have to do is to make sure your mobile phone, laptop, desktop, iPad etc is connected to the net so you can access it right comfort of your room.

It is worth-noting that the devotionals are uploaded (automatically) very early each morning (far before text messages are sent to people inviting them to read the articles).

Don’t forget that your soul requires time with God. You have no option than to succeed in this endeavour. Success is yours, in Jesus’ Name!

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