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.

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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?...
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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...

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:...
  • 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.

    Prayer:

    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

    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.

    Prayer

    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 | June 22, 2020

As “citizens of heaven,” then, we will be both more realistic about the shortcomings of our society and more hope-filled about the answers the gospel provides.

Daily Devo | June 19, 2020

What does it really mean to become a mature Christian, growing up, in Paul’s words, to the “stature of Christ” (Ephesians 4:13)? Paul’s letter to the Ephesians provides the context to answer that question.

Daily Devo | June 18, 2020

What makes a person a Christian is that God rescues you from the death sentence of sin by bringing His very life to dwell within you by His Spirit. You see? You become more than simply a nice person. Tim Keller puts it this way, “Don’t insult the gospel, and don’t insult yourself by thinking of Christianity mainly as being nice people. You’re not nice. Becoming a Christian means you become new. You’re not just nice; you’re new.

Daily Devo | June 17, 2020

Growing in Christ-like humility, gentleness and patience will enable us gradually to achieve Paul’s twin aims for church communities: first, “bearing with one another in love” (v 2) means accepting the failures and flaws of others because we love them...

Daily Devo | June 16, 2020

One of my favorite questions in Scripture comes right after Adam and Eve’s famous Fall. God comes into the garden to walk with them in the cool of the day. But they are not in the usual spot. God calls to them, “Where are you?”

Daily Devo | June 15, 2020

Did you know that average human being walks at 3 miles per hour? It’s true, or at least I once read that it was. But if it is indeed true, then I find it interesting that walking is the very first thing that the Apostle Paul says it means to live like a Christian.

Daily Devo | June 12, 2020

Use this devo as you are able, in whole or in part. Don’t feel compelled to read it all. Simply read and meditate upon whatever catches your attention. The goal is enjoying time with God through His Word and in prayer.

Daily Devo | June 11, 2020

Use this devo as you are able, in whole or in part. Don’t feel compelled to read it all. Simply read and meditate upon whatever catches your attention. The goal is enjoying time with God through His Word and in prayer.

Daily Devo | June 10, 2020

Use this devo as you are able, in whole or in part. Don’t feel compelled to read it all. Simply read and meditate upon whatever catches your attention. The goal is enjoying time with God through His Word and in prayer.

Daily Devo | June 8, 2020

Use this devo as you are able, in whole or in part. Don’t feel compelled to read it all. Simply read and meditate upon whatever catches your attention. The goal is enjoying time with God through His Word and in prayer.

Daily Devo | June 5, 2020

Use this devo as you are able, in whole or in part. Don’t feel compelled to read it all. Simply read and meditate upon whatever catches your attention. The goal is enjoying time with God through His Word and in prayer.
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