TItle: Strength for Each Day
Author: Joyce Meyer
“Jesus is our strength, and we can receive as much of His strength as we need each day by spending time with Him, studying His Word, and asking Him to give us what we need,” Joyce Meyer states in the introduction of her book, Strength for Each Day: 365 Devotions to Make Every Day a Great Day.
~ What ~
At four-hundred-and-sixty-four pages, this small hardbound is designed to help encourage becoming stronger in a relationship with God. Using mainly the New International Version of the Holy Bible, also referenced are the AMP, AMPC, ESV, KJV, and NKJV versions. The beginning has an introduction page, while the ending includes the eternal plan of salvation, the author’s biography, and lists of books she has written.
The book is a yearly devotional focused on trying to have a powerful and positive mindset each day by walking closer with Christ. Each day’s devotion is one to two pages and begins with the date, title, and a written out Bible verse or two. There are two to four short paragraphs about the topic and how it applies to everyday living. A short prayer completes the day’s reading.
Some of the titles include Rest Your Mind, God’s Reward, Doubt, Unwavering Trust, Find a Quiet Place, Doing the Right Thing, Payday is Coming, Spiritual Power, Value Everyone, Stir Up Your Faith, Don’t Compromise, No Negativity Today, and Never Alone.
I love devotionals that do not include the writer’s personal experiences and appreciate that this one rarely mentions herself. There are encouragements, reminders, and words of wisdom throughout its simple, to-the-point content. Able to read each in a few minutes per day, the devotions are relatable and easy to understand. I am grateful the eternal plan of salvation is added.
One of my favorites was July 29 titled Closer than You Think with John 14:20 written out. It reiterates how God is with us always, by our side no matter what we are going through and ready to help. By developing a holy friendship with Him, we will be relaxed and comfortable in His ever-present presence of unconditional love. The prayer thanks the Lord for never leaving us and for choosing to live within us.
~ Why Not ~
Those who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ will not appreciate this read. Some may prefer longer or deeper devotionals that explain the Bible verse in-depth or only reading the Scriptures as their daily time with God.
~ Wish ~
While I do not approve of a woman pastor leading men or the choices of some of the Bible versions, I found this book a quick devotional that can ease the demands and pressures of each day when looking to God. Adding a ribbon marker would be ideal.
~ Want ~
If you like a short daily reminder that will strengthen your relationship with the Lord, this would be a lovely gift for a woman who needs strength to get through another day. Due to its limitation, it should be read daily along with the Bible.
* UPDATE: After speaking with friends and doing a little online research, my opinions of Joyce Meyer and her ministry have changed so cannot recommend this book: https://the-end-time.org/2021/02/09/bullet-points-on-why-joyce-meyer-is-a-false-teacher/
Thanks to Hachette Book Group, FaithWords, and the author for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.
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