Our days are shaped by our habits.

This devo is designed to help you form daily rhythms and habits shaped by grace so that you might draw nearer to Christ.


This Week:

Red berries covered in snow.

Daily Devo | December 2, 2020 (Advent)

Dear Lord Jesus, Advent has just begun, and I am praying it will be a season marked more by hush than rush. If I’m going to be busy with anything, may it be with quieting my heart, focusing my gaze, and setting my affection on things above...

Daily Devo | December 1, 2020 (Advent)

After he knocks at his friend’s door, he hears a sleepy voice from the inside telling him to go away: everyone is asleep. Anyone with children, especially more than one, understands his reluctance to wake them up...
Dark green foliage against a white background.

Daily Devo | November 30 (Advent)

Jesus teaches us that what we ask for in prayer is rarely what we need. We usually ask for provision, when the God who knows how to give good gifts is ready to give us his presence through the Holy Spirit...

Daily Devo | November 26, 2020

Now APPLY what you've read: How does this passage challenge (or confirm) your understanding? Is there some attitude you need to change? What does this passage teach you about being a disciple of Jesus?...
Red and white flowers.

Daily Devo | November 25, 2020

READ the passage SLOWLY as if for the first time. Then look for three things: Light Bulbs: Anything that stood out to you each day. Question Marks: What didn’t make sense? What do you wonder about? Arrows: Anything that seems to apply directly to you...
  • What to Expect

    Daily Reading Plan:

    Following the Morning and Evening readings will allow you to read through the Psalms 3 times a year, the New Testament once a year, and the Old Testament once every 3 years.

    Sermon Series Readings:

    Use it to reflect upon the ways Christ has been working in your life this week. Makes a great midday reflection or group discussion questions.


    The prayers for each day are structured around preparing our hearts for communion with God. Read more about each devotional element below.

  • Tips for Getting Started

    Developing a Rhythm

    Start small by setting aside 15 minutes each morning and evening. Developing this kind of spiritual habit takes time.

    Come to this time with expectation. Expect God to reveal himself to you. Expect that he delights in you being there, even when you’ve wandered away.

    Be kind to yourself! Growing a spiritual habit is a slow, patient process.

    Check out this helpful guide for more ideas on developing a devotional rhythm.

  • Devotional Elements

    Call to Prayer

    Each devotional will begin with a simple passage of scripture that invites us into God’s presence by meditating on an aspect of his person, promises, plan or provision.


    Confession is formative. It trains us to recognize the ways our hearts have become de-formed. These prayers also point to how Christ is at work re-ordering our hearts and bringing redemption amidst the wreckage of our broken lives and world.

    Praying the Psalms

    This is an ancient practice. God’s people have prayed these songs to God for thousands of years: songs of praise and of lament, songs about abandoned loneliness and songs about joy-filled community. Tim Keller has said that “the Psalms are the preeminent place to see how to deal with your emotions and the conditions of the heart.” Here’s how to Pray the Psalms: Read slowly. Take note of words and phrases. Bring them before the Lord in prayer and personalize the passage as you pray.

    Old Testament & New Testament Readings

    In-depth study is not the purpose of these readings (Saturdays are a good day for this), but to listen for God’s voice and to allow Him to speak into your life.


    We’ve provided some prompts for prayer each day. Use the Call to Prayer to prepare your mind and heart to hear from and respond to God. Let the Prayer of Confession be an honest dealing with sin in your life and a resting in the assurance of pardon Christ gives to us in the Gospel. Set aside time in the evening for a simple Evening Prayer, or give time twice a week to practice reflective prayer with the Prayer of Examen.

Questions about the daily devotional?
Email: micah@opcmilford.org

Daily Devo | November 24, 2020

We are taking a break from the parables Devo this week. So here's what I want to encourage you to do. Take the readings above each day and use the following reading method: READ the passage SLOWLY as if for the first time. Then look for three things:...

Daily Devo | November 20, 2020

As the impact of the parable (about the Rich Fool) is soaking in, Jesus proceeds with his list of what to fear and what not to fear. Don’t worry...
a night sky.

Daily Devo | November 19, 2020

“The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” Foolishness is reality-denying, God-denying “non-sense.” It’s the conspiracy theory of all conspiracy theories! The fool says in his heart, against all the evidence of the universe, “But, what if, there is no God?” But it’s not as simple as that. The psalm is not just going after agnostic or atheistic people...

Daily Devo | November 18, 2020

Plan to spend some time meditating on our parable in Luke 12 and Ecclesiastes 5:10-20. Begin with a short prayer to prepare your heart to read God’s Word: “May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart...

Daily Devo | November 17, 2020

Jesus’ response is priceless. “Man, who appointed me a judge between you?” It’s not that he couldn’t answer the man, it’s that he won’t. It’s almost as though he’s referencing Micah 6:8 and Exodus 18 in the same breath: "Do you really need me to be a judge for you...
Blue mountains.

Daily Devo | November 16, 2020

It’s odd to think of Jesus bringing division and judgment and not peace. But consider this: Jesus is consumed by the fire of judgment on the cross in order to bring his people true and lasting peace. But you have to “read the signs” correctly...

Daily Devo | November 13, 2020

Today is a study day. You will spend time in each passage making 1-2 general observations and meditating on the passage. The goal of meditating on the passage is to grow in your love of Christ and to realize His presence in your life...

Daily Devo | November 12, 2020

To say that the crowds are disturbed is an understatement. But Jesus carries on and insists that He will be ashamed of anyone who is ashamed of Him and the words He’s just spoken. “Well, don’t sugarcoat it, Jesus,” we say. And He doesn’t mean to...

Daily Devo | November 11, 2020

Perseverance doesn’t mean that you follow Christ without ever faltering in your faith. It means that your pilgrimage through this life takes you through “many...

Daily Devo | November 10, 2020

. It’s not a question of whether or not we are gritty enough to follow Christ. That’s not the true measure of Christian faith. Ray Ortlund once said, “If you ever think, ‘I’m really not good at following Jesus, I’m not good at believing in Jesus, I don’t have the knack for it. If you ever feel like quitting…

Daily Devo | November 9, 2020

The next parable concerns a king who goes to war without determining beforehand whether his army can match his enemies. What kind of king goes to war with only ten thousand when he’s fighting an army of twenty thousand?...
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