We all have times when we feel discouraged, disheartened, and down in the dumps. We get unmotivated and uninterested. While reaching down inside ourselves to grab the last vestiges of inspiration and building on it is an option, it is usually easier to find external inspiration to grab.
To facilitate the lifting of your daily spirits and start each day on a positive note, there are several possibilities.
Keep your inspiration right in front of you with a calendar.
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This perpetual calendar has an inspirational or motivational quote for each day of the year. It sits on its own durable easel stand so you can set it on the nightstand, the sink counter, the windowsill, or anywhere you will see it every day. Each quote is surrounded by a beautiful design.
Including a page for leap year, this perpetual calendar will last through every year. This calendar has Scripture and commentary from Billy Graham, providing a short devotional for each day.
Along with quotes and Scripture, this calendar also offers tips for fitness, healthy eating, and exercise, as well as recipes. Feed your spirit and improve your body every day with this perpetual calendar.
This colorful, reusable perpetual calendar has inspirational messages to uplift the spirit every day. Delicate decorations and designs adorn the pages and add delight to the text.
The soft decorations on this perpetual calendar accent the daily Scripture selections on which one can meditate all day.
This calendar features a 1970s style border on each sturdy page around a daily Scripture, and each “good word” is featured for a week of days. This is a good way to start the day and maintain a focus on God’s word.
Each page of this perpetual calendar has a Scripture and a bit of inspiration from Max Lucado. His wisdom reminds us that God has a message for us and we need to turn to God every day.
Use a daily journal to keep you focused and record your insights, which may or may not be based on the inspiration you find on the pages.
This gratitude journal is made especially for busy people, with just a few lines per day so it is less likely to overwhelm. Each page has a quote related to gratitude to reflect on while considering what to jot down for that day.
Companion to the above journal, this one is particularly geared toward men. It uses the same format of only a few lines per day with an inspirational quote on each page that relates to gratitude. Even a busy man can take a few moments a day to reflect on thankfulness.
These devotions and accompanying journaling prompts walk you through a full year in the Bible. Learn how God’s acceptance and approval can calm earth’s anxiety and fear.
A devotional can help to guide your thoughts to the Lord to start and/or end the day, and give you thoughts and Scripture to carry with you to meditate on through your work, play, and sleep times.
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365 days of inspiring thoughts and words from God fill this daily devotional. Applications from God’s word for all kinds of circumstances are found within its pages.
It is common to desire a deeper connection with God, but making time to read God’s word and study consistently takes self-discipline. This devotional contains condensed explanations of Scripture for a year. Make time to meet with God each day, and this book will guide you into a closer relationship with the Creator.
This devotional by Anne Graham Lotz, author, teacher, and CEO of AnGel Ministries, points the way to the Saviour through daily devotions. Scripture selections and insights help to shift your focus to the Lord each day.
This morning and evening devotional by Max Lucado offers inspiration and hope, for preparation and reflection each day. This edition bound in imitation leather would make an excellent gift for a fellow believer.
Like the song says, “strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow” can be found in this daily devotional book. Each page contains a brief devotional with a Scripture, a short story, and a quote to keep your mind on God’s faithfulness.
People look in all sorts of places in an effort to find hope, but the true source of hope is Jesus Christ, and only through Him can we find real hope, as Dr. Charles Stanley points out in this devotional. This is a lovely book with imitation leather over hardcover and a ribbon bookmark, making it an ideal gift for yourself or a friend.
Renaud deviltry spent three years in India, and these devotions came from the meditations written during that time. Each day has a Scripture reading that will allow you to finish the entire Bible in a year, along with a selected verse from that section, the author’s thoughts, and a story or quote.
It has been said that a couple gets closer to each other as they get closer to God. To further that end, this devotional is set up for couples to spend time together with the Lord. Newly-married couples or couples past their 50th anniversary or anywhere in between can benefit from this devotional.
Pastor and author Timothy Keller’s devotional comes from insights he discovered during a time when he was reading through the Book of Psalms every month. This is an excellent way to develop the habit of spending time every day with God.
Joyce Meyer, author and teacher, guides readers into a realization of God’s new mercies every morning. You can then set aside time in the evening with Meyer’s
Ending Your Day Right: Devotions for Each Evening of the Year
which is a blue faux-leather bound book with devotions for serenity and comfort.
A year of short meditations from Pope Francis, known as the “pope of the people,” will inspire and encourage you. These pages are filled with love, faith, and warmth for every day.
A devotional from Our Daily Bread, this collection bases every day’s devotional on a Psalm. God’s voice comes through with care and reassurance.
Dr. Charles Stanley, author and preacher, offers inspirational guidance for a year in this devotional book. Each day there is a Scripture passage, a message of encouragement, and a suggested prayer covering a variety of relatable topics.
Spiritual disciplines refers to the core practices of the Christian faith. This book presents these in a way that enables believers to follow the path to spiritual growth.
Enrich your spiritual journey and walk with God with one or more of these sources of daily inspiration. Expand it by sharing your discoveries with a friend!