Words of Encouragement: Daily Devotionals for Women
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Words of Encouragement for Women Everyday: Daily Devotions for Women
So you’ve (finally!) made the decision to begin a daily devotional. But as you scour the Internet searching daily devotionals for women, how do you choose the one that is most appropriate for you?
To begin a habit, especially if it’s something you haven’t done before or it’s something you’ve attempted but didn’t stick with, you have to choose the thing that best fits you.
Choosing a daily devotional is a very personal thing, and getting the right “fit” depends on a number of things: who you are and what you believe, where you are in your journey of faith, how much time you have and how much you’re willing to set aside each day for your devotion period, what you hope to gain or accomplish by doing your devotion and much more.
First before we get too far along in this discussion, let me congratulate you on your decision to do a daily devotional.
That’s an awesome decision, and I trust it’s one you won’t ever regret.
A daily devotion helps you to grow (and to grow in) your relationship with God, and that can never be a bad thing.
But knowing where to start and what tools to use isn’t always so easy, so today I’m going to help you.
Below I will list a dozen of the best daily devotionals for women that I know of, and I’ll tell you a little bit about each. And while this list is certainly nowhere near exhaustive or complete, it should be sufficient to get you started. So, shall we?
Our List of 12 Best Daily Devotions for Women
Daily Devotionals for Women – Joyce Meyer
First up are three daily devotionals for women, all written by one of my favorite authors, Joyce Meyer. The first book I ever purchased of hers was an excellent read nearly fifteen years ago entitled Battlefield of the Mind.
What I like about Joyce Meyer is that she’s like that “no nonsense neighbor lady next door”. She’s personable, smart, she’s feisty and she tells it like it is in plain language that you can understand.
1. The Confident Woman Devotional: 365 Daily Inspirations
The first book, “The Confident Woman Devotional: 365 Daily Inspirations”, is based on Joyce’s #1 New York Times best seller, The Confident Woman.
In it, she connects with the consciousness of women, exploring the concerns and issues of many of us, namely our relationships, self-image and confidence, and provides inspiration and motivation. This devotional helps us on our quest to become stronger, confident women daily.
2. Trusting God Day by Day: 365 Daily Devotions
Joyce’s second daily devotional being included in this list is
“Trusting God Day by Day: 365 Daily Devotions”.
Although this book was not exclusively written for women as was the first, it certainly speaks to the issues and concerns many women have about our daily Christian walk.
Believing in God’s purpose for your life, and trusting Him as He works His plan for you is not an easy task.
God’s ways are not our ways.
With this devotional, Joyce Meyers combines practical help and advice with daily reminders of the promises God has made to us for our life-altering betterment, success and victory.
3. The Power of Being Thankful: 365 Devotions for Discovering the Strength of Gratitude
The third and final book from Joyce Meyer in our list entitled “The Power of Being Thankful: 365 Devotions for Discovering the Strength of Gratitude“, is most appropriate as we near the Thanksgiving holiday.
In this devotional, the author reminds us of God’s infinite and precious grace, His deep, enduring and indefatigable love for us and the richness of life that we have available to us as a result.
We are able to better realize the gift of gratitude for the blessings we enjoy, and how gratitude, when practiced daily, is not an obligation, but an immeasurable source of peace, contentment and renewal with which to start each new day.
Daily Devotional for Women – Continued List
4. Daily Wisdom for Women 2018 Devotional Collection
Next on our list is a new women’s devotional titled “Daily Wisdom for Women 2018 Devotional Collection” by well-known Christian publishers, Barbour Books.
Especially written for women, this devotional offers scriptures and inspiring readings for each day that relate to the everyday lives of women including our questions, our concerns and our struggles as we attempt to get closer in our walk with God.
You’ll be excited to pick this book up everyday!
5. Each Day a New Beginning: Daily Meditations for Women
The book, “Each Day a New Beginning: Daily Meditations for Women” is a collection of meditations written especially for women in recovery from addiction.
A helpful and powerful read, it speaks to the specific challenges and experiences of women doing the work to overcome addiction and move further and deeper in their spiritual journey.
6. NIV, Women’s Devotional Bible
Next up on our list is the “NIV, Women’s Devotional Bible”. A compilation of devotions written by women for women, the devotional features multiple reading plans that allow you to utilize the book from year to year.
In addition to scriptural guidance, it also offers daily inspiration and a practical, straightforward approach.
7. Too Blessed To Be Stressed
“Too Blessed To Be Stressed” (you got that right!) is our next title. Specifically designed with the time-challenged woman in mind, this little gem has what you need in a short burst for your day.
Author Debora M. Coty offers up spiritual food with a side of uplift and encouragement for each day of your journey without slowing you down (unless you want to take your time, which is also highly encouraged).
8. The Illustrated Words of Jesus for Women: A Creative Daily Devotional
Okay, I REALLY love this book. “The Illustrated Words of Jesus for Women: A Creative Daily Devotional”.
Carolyn Larson has created an excellent devotional for women. This small guide offers a great daily devotional experience.
From guiding readers through the words and meanings of Jesus’s teachings to how to apply the principles of those teachings in our daily lives, the book is an excellent study tool.
But in addition, it also offers a small coloring activity and room to journal daily, providing a great way to relax and relieve everyday stresses and the opportunity to reflect on your day.
9. God, Me and Sweet Iced Tea
Next up is “God, Me and Sweet Iced Tea”, and if you’re from the south you completely understand that title phrase before you first open up the book.
Sweet tea in the South is like nectar. There’s nothing better, more refreshing or more satisfying than a tall cool glass of sweet tea. Unless of course, you consider the goodness of God, His grace and mercies every day, and the building of a close and solid relationship with Him.
Filled with thoughtful insight and encouragement from author Rose Chandler Johnson (who is of course a Georgia girl), this devotional offers opportunity for prayer focus as it celebrates the gift of the “everyday” with God.
Through this devotional experience, the reader is prompted not merely to recognize and experience God’s presence, but to build a deeply personal relationship with Him.
10. Prayers for a Widow’s Heart: Honest Conversations with God
Loss is never an easy situation nor grief a pleasant experience. Author Margaret Nyman knows that only too well.
In her book, “Prayers for a Widow’s Heart: Honest Conversations with God” she offers a book of prayers written especially for the unique experience of widows.
In a time of a woman’s life where she especially needs it, this book offers comfort and encouragement, and a reminder of the promises of God, as well as opportunity for healing of the mind, heart and spirit, and the ability to find hope once again.
11. Women’s Daily Declarations for Spiritual Warfare: Biblical Principles to Defeat the Devil
And if you’re a woman who is actively dealing with spiritual warfare, you know that you need to be armed with a strong and powerful weapon.
John Eckhardt’s “Women’s Daily Declarations for Spiritual Warfare: Biblical Principles to Defeat the Devil”, is a whole ‘nother type of daily devotional for women.
Powerful, uplifting, encouraging and empowering, this book offers guidance and inspiration for boldly and authoritatively doing battle in the spiritual realm.
12. Coffee for Your Heart: 40 Mornings of Life-Changing Encouragement
Finally on our list is “Coffee for Your Heart: 40 Mornings of Life-Changing Encouragement” by Holley Gerth.
Written especially for women, this devotional reminds us that we are special and especially loved by God.
This book guides you in beginning (or completing) your day with a sense of being made worthy through God’s love, and in discovering or re-discovering the joy, peace and strength that knowledge brings, as well as the sense of intention and life purpose it bestows.
These days words of encouragement are not always easy to come by and we can so quickly become mired in our day to day challenges and feel overwhelmed by it all.
But the beauty of forming a habit of not only talking to God daily, but LISTENING to Him and studying His word to discover what our personal relationship with Him is, it’s purpose and what it means for us is both a source of comfort as well as encouragement.
This list of daily devotionals for women is meant to be a starting point in helping you to find encouragement for your life everyday no matter what you’re facing or what the day brings.
Whether you need clarity about your life or what you’re experiencing, comfort as you struggle through the difficult seasons or life situations, or to build a routine of awareness and gratitude for the many, many blessings we receive each and everyday, a daily devotional can help.
I pray God’s blessings on you and your life.
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