- July 2, 2017
- Christian Living
In the busy world that we live in today, we may not have time for a traditional morning devotion sitting in our favorite chair. We also might not like toting around a secondary book to our Bible that contains our daily devotionals. It only makes sense to find online devotionals that we can pull up anywhere using our phone or computer. Whether we use these online devotionals primarily for our quiet times or as something to fall back on when we are having a busy day, it’s a great tool to have at our disposal. Here are a few of the best online devotionals out there.
Bible Gateway has long been seen as one of the best Bible resources online, but it turns out the website also has some great online devotionals. With over 50 plans to choose from, there’s a little something for everyone. You can read excerpts from great theologians like Oswald Chambers and C.S. Lewis, find a new plan that speaks directly to women, or even develop some new leadership skills. Another great feature is that there are daily devotions that come in an audio format or in Spanish. Reaching people in a variety of different ways, Bible Gateway can hook you up with some good reading material.
The ministry of Charles Stanley has made an impact on millions of people across the globe, not just as the pastor of First Baptist Church in Atlanta, but through InTouch Ministries. Among the many resources you can find on the site are daily entries that you can browse through for devotionals. Each entry focuses on one selection from scripture and only requires a few minutes of reading. There is also a reading plan that will take you through the Bible in one year. If you don’t have time to read, you can also listen to the day’s excerpt instead.
Another popular online source for Christians is Crosswalk. This internet collective of Christian content producers is a great way to find articles on marriage, culture, and faith. Crosswalk also has an impressive group of online devotionals for you to peruse. On top of the InTouch devotional we mentioned above, the site has links to several prominent pastors and teachers like Rick Warren, Adrian Rogers, and Chuck Swindoll. If you want a devotional that isn’t tied to the ministry of just one man, you can also check out Crosswalk’s exclusive daily plan that comes from a number of contributors. This plan features insightful wisdom, application tools, and further reading opportunities from the Bible.
Insight for Today
Chuck Swindoll is cut from the same cloth as other Christian leaders like Charles Stanley and has a wealth of wisdom and experience that he brings to the table. Through Insight for Today you can get a daily message from Swindoll’s teaching and even travel back as far as three months to find other helpful content. While you’re on the website you can also look into resources that will teach you about books of the Bible and themes that are present throughout God’s word. It never hurts to pick the brain of a man who has served in ministry for over 50 years.
If you’re looking for online devotionals that are more athletic in nature, Fellowship of Christian Athletes has some really good content for you to check out. Even if you aren’t involved in the ministry, there are daily devotions you can enjoy on the group’s website. Subscribe to get daily reminders or you can glance through the archives to find a certain devotional that goes with a theme that you’re wanting to cover.
Bible.com Online Devotionals
As you’d expect given the name, Bible.com is one of the best places to go for scriptural content. Most people use this option on their smartphones each day, but you don’t have to be on your phone to enjoy all of the great material. On top of the many Bible reading plans that the site has available, you can also find powerful devotionals that have a wide range in topics like divorce, addiction, worship, kids, and more. If you want to shop around with a few of the choices on this list, Bible.com would definitely be one to test as some of their devotional reading plans are as short as only a couple of days.
Athletes in Action
Another good source for sports devotionals is Athletes in Action. By visiting the Playbook section of the site, you’ll find daily devotions written by people involved in the world of athletics. Athletes in Action is all about developing leaders by combining the discipline of sports with the truth of the Bible. These are good online devotionals for anyone who is interested in the arena of sports and wants to better understand how their faith can play a role in that area.
Proverbs 31 Ministries
For women who want to start the day off on the right foot, you may want to check out the people over at Proverbs 31 Ministries. Started by author/speaker Lysa TerKeurst, this group has done a lot to help women better understand their roles in the Christian faith and how they can pursue Christ on a daily basis. The ministry also has an app called First 5 that allows you to connect with your friends and other women who want to study the Bible.
Keys for Kids
How about something for the children? Admittedly, there aren’t quite as many options as the adults have when it comes to online devotionals. One place worth checking out, though, is Keys for Kids. Packed full of fun content like games, stories, and radio programs, this is a good site for kids to explore. Come for the daily devotionals, stay for the Adventures in Odyssey radio program. If you want to move the fun away from the website, Android users can download the Keys for Kids app and keep the learning experience going.
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