Why is it important for a Christian to have a daily devotion?
Daily devotion is treated as a difficult daily task to do and mostly being ignored because of its unrealized value. That obviously because it requires commitment, time, focus, patience, and endurance.
It takes time to get into the habit of doing daily devotions. But once devotions become a part of your daily life, you will begin to realize their importance and amazing benefits.
Here are some key reasons why we should do our daily devotions.
It is a key to our Christian walk, knowing God more by staying connected.
That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;Philippians 3:10
We need to abide, God expects us to bear the same fruits as we are His branches.
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches:
He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.John 15:4-7
Staying close and in love with God.
Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.James 4:8
Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.John 14:23
Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.Jude 1:21
To work out our Faith and living by Faith by leaning only to God.
For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.James 2:26
For we walk by faith, not by sight:2 Corinthians 5:7
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.Galatians 2:20
Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.1 Perter 1:21
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.Hebrews 12:2
To give us direction and to see whether we are still on the right path or not.
I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.Psalms 32:8
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.
And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.Jeremiah 29:11-13
For correction if we gets off track.
Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.Isaiah 6:5
He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding. The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.Proverbs 15:32-33
To renew our strength every day to keep the fire burning and to restore the joy of our salvation.
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.Isaiah 40:31
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.Psalms 51:12
God is worthy of our worship, adoration, and devotion.
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.Romans 12:1
Personal follow-up towards spiritual maturity.
Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;
And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.
Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:2 Peter 1:5-10
Learning to walk in the truth for God’s glory.
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.3 John 1:4
Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.Revelation 4:11
Dear God, please teach me how to offer you honest sacrifice to spend my time wisely so that daily devotion becomes part of my daily life. Let my efforts and sacrifice of praise come with an open mind and a willing heart. Do not let me hold back, but let me use my resources to honor you fully so that I can be worthy to be called your son. In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.