Daily Light is a small devotional book that I use each morning. It is for my “quiet time” or my time alone with God. What I like about Daily Light is that it has two readings on one page for each day of the year … one reading for the morning … one reading for the evening. The other thing I really appreciate is that each reading is totally made up of Scripture verses, all on a particular theme. The verse references are listed below the reading, just in case you want to look it up in your Bible. And get this … no verse is repeated through the course of the year! It is fantastic!
I read both the morning and the evening entries in the morning, and I sometimes read them even twice or three times to make sure that I have the thoughts firmly planted in my mind for the day. My wife and I have evening devotions together each night, reading from a different book … currently one on the prayers of the Bible.
I’m just going to show you a reading for one morning as an example, so you get a flavor for what it is like.
But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind, … I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
“Father, I desire that they … whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me.” – I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that Day what has been entrusted to me. – He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
Do you not know that in a race all the runners compete, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. – Let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus.
Phil. 3:13, 14. John 17:24. 2 Tim. 1:12. Phil. 1:6. 1 Cor. 9:24, 25. Heb. 12:1, 2.
The only thing that I don’t care for is that the pronouns for God and Jesus are not capitalized.
Daily Light On the Daily Path, Crossway Books, 2002.