June 12, Private Devotions

Today’s reading: Psalms 56-60

“But as for me, I will sing about your power. Each morning I will sing with joy about your unfailing love. For you have been my refuge, a place of safety when I am in distress” - Psalm 59:16.

David understood the importance of establishing a rhythm for his day, and that rhythm began with a time of worship or devotions. Many have insisted that this is the only pattern to follow, but I do not agree. It’s important that you establish a daily pattern or rhythm that works for you, and that may mean that you have your devotions in the evening or morning, according to when you function best. If I don’t get to devotions in the morning, then I tend not to get to them. There were times when Jesus had to spend His time with the Father at night: “One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God” (Luke 6:12). Do you have a regular time for your devotional expression? What is keeping you from that regular discipline? Are you an early morning or late night person?