Friday, August 10, 2012

Time for Daily Devotions


     The key to finding time for personal devotions every day is not as much about time as it is about making a commitment to find where & when works best for you.  Of all the suggestions and ideas I read or heard about on maintaining a personal daily devotion time, there was always one common thing stated: 



     I've heard some refer to it as a "prayer closet".  I call mine my "Bible Study Nook" because it just sounds cozier to me!  Your study nook could be as simple as a comfy chair, good lighting and a basket for your Bible study materials.  (You would not believe the baskets I bought, trying to find the perfect one!)  But, nothing I tried seemed to become a good habit for me. 

Bible Study Nook  in 2011


     I was not happy about how "hit & miss" my Bible study had become.  I prayed to God about it and when the answer came, it was in an unexpected way.  In February 2011 I took an online challenge at a scrapbook site to organize my supplies and that’s when I had an "aha" moment.    I began organizing by “zoning” all the different activities that I do in this room.  During the process I gathered all my Bible study books and materials that were scattered in several places into one pile on a desk and that’s when the light bulb came on!  I put together this little Bible study nook from a small bookcase and computer desk I was planning to discard.  The bookcase fit perfectly on top of the desk!  Knowing what a pack-rat I am, I made a promise to myself that only Bible study materials would “live” here.  It's almost two years later and this little area is still my “go-to” place first thing every morning.   As you can see from the recent photo, I've managed to find more study material!

                                                   TIME IS PRECIOUS

Bible Study Nook 2012
     How has this study nook helped me maintain my daily devotion time?  Everything related to my quiet time with the Lord is right in front of me.  I don’t waste any precious time  searching for my Bible and study materials.  When it comes to spending time with the Lord, only you and the Lord know the what, when, where, how & why unique to your needs.  Ask Him in prayer to help you find what works for you and your schedule. 

                                                                                         Wishing you daily Blessings, Pam

Please feel free to share your suggestions and ideas about your daily devotion time.  I'll cover PRAYER as part of daily devotion time in my next post.... 


  1. Nice spot! Love the bookshelf on the me some inspiration!

  2. I have a small bookshelf like you with some of the books I use for devotions, as well as a desk by a window. Try to keep everything in one place so it's convenient. Thanks for sharing. ~ Abby