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Is Morning Devotion Still a Thing?

As young believers, one of the first disciplines we learnt was that of starting the day with God. Many of us were introduced to this in the form of family devotions, which often proved to be a major thorn in the flesh because most times we still wanted to sleep, and sometimes we couldn’t really relate to what was going on.

Now that we are adults, some of us have continued with morning devotions — believe it or not! I’m one of the others who fell by the way side, praying whenever I liked instead of first thing every morning.

When I rediscovered the beauty of feeding my spirit and communing with God first thing in the morning, it was heaven to me. The biggest factor that made a difference between present devotions and past ones is this…

Published Articles, Spirituality

12 Verses from the Message That Just Give Life

The King James Version of the Holy Bible is incomparable. It has its shortcomings, chief of which is the older English that is sometimes hard to understand, but it also retains what my cousin calls “the power in the Word.”

However, if KJV is on one end of the extreme, The Message is definitely on the other end. Its language goes beyond simple English (simple English is Good News Translation and New Living Translation) to contemporary, conversational grammar that sometimes leaves you confused and reaching for an older translation to confirm (where does the Bible say this?!) and at other times, leave you exhilarated and in awe of God’s love, grace, mercy and glory displayed in the holy scriptures.

In fact, technically The Message is not a translation but a paraphrase, meaning that it’s not designed to be relied on as one’s main or only Bible. However, it’s certainly a plus for every believer to have. Not convinced? Check out these verses.