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7 Ways to Pursue Spiritual Growth in 2017

Prayerfully reflect on the year that has passed and ask God to guide you in the year to come.

Physical fitness, wholesome nutrition, quality sleep – chances are you’re hoping to improve at least one area of your health in 2017. But what about your spiritual wellbeing? As you get ready to ring in the New Year, take some time to prayerfully reflect on the year that has passed and ask God to guide you in the year to come.

Focus on Prayer
Prayer is a powerful and essential part of spiritual growth. Set yourself up for success by laying your goals down at God’s feet and relying on Him for strength. If prayer has felt more like a burden than a blessing lately, energize your prayer life with these four tips.

Get Into God’s Word
If you’re resolving to read the Bible this year, The One-Year Bible will help you stay on track with daily readings from the Old Testament, the New Testament, the book of Psalms and Proverbs. Maybe you’re just getting started on your walk with God or picking up a Bible for the first time. Get into the Word and begin to better understand the Gospel with these Bible study tips.

Be Thankful
When we flood our minds and hearts with everything we want to change, it can be easy for the goodness of God to escape us. While we certainly need to pray for our needs and the needs of others, it’s important to intentionally thank God for all the good He is doing in our lives. Cultivate a spirit of joy by focusing on your blessings not your burdens.

Consider a Second Bible
If you read your Bible book by book, try a chronological Bible. If you typically take notes in a separate journal, experiment with a journaling Bible. Supplementing your daily reading with a second Bible can help bring clarity to God’s Word.

Commit to a Daily Devotional
Whether you’re diving into your faith for the first time or you’ve been connecting with God for years, these devotionals will keep you encouraged. Focus your heart on God’s faithfulness with 8 daily devotional books that will strengthen your faith in 2017.

Join a Small Group
Faith flourishes in the presence of community. Consider joining a small group or a Bible study at your church or identify a spiritual mentor who can lovingly challenge you to grow. Surround yourself with believers you can learn from.

Put Your Faith Into Action
As Christians, we are called to serve. Be the hands and feet of Christ by volunteering through your church or another organization in your community. Serving can also be a great way to spend time growing together as a family.

We hope you feel encouraged and equipped to make spiritual growth a priority in the New Year.

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8 Daily Devotional Books That Will Strengthen Your Faith in 2017

Focus your heart on God’s faithfulness with a 365-day devotional that will renew your strength every morning.

With a New Year comes a new opportunity to set and stick to your resolutions. If spending more time with God is your goal this year, committing to a daily devotional will help you stay on track. Whether you’re diving into your faith for the first time or you’ve been connecting with God for years, these devotionals will keep you encouraged. Focus your heart on God’s faithfulness with a 365-day devotional that will renew your strength each and every morning.

The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge
Strengthen the core of your life and faith with this yearlong journey with beloved Super Bowl-winning former head coach Tony Dungy. The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge contains 365 reflections from the New York Times best selling author on living an “uncommon life” of integrity, honoring your family and friends, creating a life of real significance and impact and walking with the Lord.

Wisdom from Above: Daily Encouragement from the Proverbs
Inspired by a lifetime of learning God’s wisdom, New York Times bestselling author Dr. Charles Stanley has created a 365-day devotional, full of timeless teachings from the book of Proverbs and inspirational guidance for every day of the year. Wisdom from Above is filled with spiritual insights that offer courage for difficult times, inspiration to be the best person you can be and confidence that God is always with you.

Daily Guideposts 2017: A Spirit-Lifting Devotional
Are you looking for a compass to orient you on your spiritual journey? This devotional is sure to point you in the right direction! Offering 365 daily reflections based on Isaiah 41:10, it is packed with all new stories from 60 contemporary writers as well as inspiring scriptures and practical prayers. It is a wonderful way to start or end your day!

Jesus Calling
After many years of writing in her prayer journal, missionary Sarah Young decided to “listen” to God with pen in hand, writing down whatever she believed He was saying to her. It was awkward at first, but gradually her journaling changed from monologue to dialogue. She knew her writings were not inspired as Scripture is, but they were helping her grow closer to God. They are written from Jesus’ point of view, thus the title of this 365-day devotional Jesus Calling.

Jesus Always
Jesus Always is Sarah Young’s second full 365-day devotional since Jesus Calling, focusing on the topic of joy. Through Jesus Always, Sarah shares with her readers how to experience true joy now and always. With scripture and personal reflections, she brings Jesus’ message of joy for today and every day. These devotions will intimately and gently connect you with Jesus – the One who meets you where you are – reaching out with joy-filled reminders from the Word of God.

Our Daily Bread Devotional Collection
When you’re in the midst of life’s challenges, be reminded of the encouragement, hope, promises and down-to-earth advice that God offers! A great gift for any occasion, this beloved collection features 365 meditations from the perennial best-selling devotional as well as Scripture readings and reflective thoughts.

Simple Pursuit: A Heart After Jesus
Simple Pursuit contains 365 daily devotionals written by a collective of 18–25-year-olds from the Passion Movement for their peers. Each day of this yearlong journey will inspire you to perfect the pause, allowing God to break through the noise of this world with the truth of His Word. The overflow of your daily pursuit will lead you on to be winsome – living an irresistible life focused on the central purpose and mission of Jesus.

Starting Your Day Right: Devotions for Each Morning of the Year
Seek the Lord in the morning and you’ll stay closer to him all day long! In this morning devotional, are 365 brief inspirational devotions to help you put God first before you face the world. Joyce Meyer shows you how to enjoy every new opportunity, balance out extremes, act with self-control, live without fear and much more.

We hope these devotionals encourage you to spend time in fellowship with the Father all year long.

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