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How to Spend More Devotional Time with God ( in response to a comment )

Well, I usually do my devotions in the morning, before school. Then I eat breakfast and go to school.

Answers to comments:

you just do your best to pay attention to what it says-
you don’t “actually” hear God, its just a figure of speech.
you hear God speak to you through today’s message.
The bible and devotions is just God talking to you.
You don’t literally hear God, but when you read His
Word, that is God’s message to you, since the bible is
God’s big instruction book. If you don’t understand,
think about it this way: the passages you read every
day are like letters from God explaining how you
need to be patient, kind, love you enemies, and
so on. if you can’t pay attention, then something that
might help you focus is that God’s Word helps you
to be a better Christian every day.

new addition:

well since it is December I’m very close to finishing the book of

Job  and starting the book of John where Jesus Christ was born.

For jerrycat7:

to be friends with God- well, whenever you have troubles, pray to Him

like I always do. you can also thank him for having a family, a house, a home,

a place to sleep, and so on.  i had a problem once, and I felt sad. now i’m not so sad

because I know that Jesus is in my heart and he is always there to guide me and comfort


4 responses to “How to Spend More Devotional Time with God ( in response to a comment )

  1. upraisemeup says:

    what to do if your mind go away while reading the devotion? do you “actually” hear God?

    • Sorry, I don’t think I explained it very well. You could maybe pray to God first to open your spiritual eyes, ears, and heart, and for insight to understand. You don’t physically hear God. Think of it this way. You are praying to God to talk to God, correct? So God responds through the devotional. When you read to understand what God is trying to tell you, like for example this passage:

      1 Kings 3:16-28New International Version (NIV)

      A Wise Ruling
      16 Now two prostitutes came to the king and stood before him. 17 One of them said, “Pardon me, my lord. This woman and I live in the same house, and I had a baby while she was there with me. 18 The third day after my child was born, this woman also had a baby. We were alone; there was no one in the house but the two of us.

      19 “During the night this woman’s son died because she lay on him. 20 So she got up in the middle of the night and took my son from my side while I your servant was asleep. She put him by her breast and put her dead son by my breast. 21 The next morning, I got up to nurse my son—and he was dead! But when I looked at him closely in the morning light, I saw that it wasn’t the son I had borne.”

      22 The other woman said, “No! The living one is my son; the dead one is yours.”

      But the first one insisted, “No! The dead one is yours; the living one is mine.” And so they argued before the king.

      23 The king said, “This one says, ‘My son is alive and your son is dead,’ while that one says, ‘No! Your son is dead and mine is alive.’”

      24 Then the king said, “Bring me a sword.” So they brought a sword for the king. 25 He then gave an order: “Cut the living child in two and give half to one and half to the other.”

      26 The woman whose son was alive was deeply moved out of love for her son and said to the king, “Please, my lord, give her the living baby! Don’t kill him!”

      But the other said, “Neither I nor you shall have him. Cut him in two!”

      27 Then the king gave his ruling: “Give the living baby to the first woman. Do not kill him; she is his mother.”

      28 When all Israel heard the verdict the king had given, they held the king in awe, because they saw that he had wisdom from God to administer justice.

      One person thought that God was trying to tell him that the wisdom of Solomon was used for truth, mercy, compassion and justice, which reflects the heart of God.

      Then you could think about how it applies into your daily life, like this: “We should appeal to God for wisdom and ask God for a heart concerned with those four attributes.”

      Sometimes God also speaks to you through the heart. Very rarely will you hear God’s voice physically, because it’s powerful and loud.

  2. mickaelhaha11 says:

    I am trying to get in touch with God’s Word, too. I read your daily journal, they are prayers, can you share your insight from reading God’s Word too?

  3. jerrycat7 says:

    please share with me what you learned from God’s Word more….I am your reader.thanks.

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