During this time of quarantine and social distancing we want to encourage everyone to take the added down time to grow in their walk with God. We especially hope that families will take up the practice of daily devotions, if they haven’t been doing them previously. In order to help with this, we’re sharing a page out of our devotional book, iGrow, each day. They can be used for either family or personal devotions. To view all of the available devotionals, click here.

Day 1: Matthew 1

– Spend one minute thinking of two blessings God has given you

– Devote four minutes to reading Matthew 1

– Take three minutes to think through the following questions
1. Which verse impacted you the most from today’s reading?
2. Would you say you’ve become more Christ-like or less Christ-like over the last year? Why?
3. How would you describe Mary based on what you read about her today?
4. What did you learn from Joseph in Matthew 1 that will benefit you in your family relationships?

– Spend three minutes answering the following questions
1. Write down one question or observation you have over today’s reading
2. How will today’s reading help you in your relationship with Jesus?
3. Write down one action step you will take based on your reading from Matthew 1. I will…

– Devote the rest of your time to talking to God

How to use iGrow’s 15 minute method:

  1. Relax (1 minute)
    – Take a minute to focus your mind on God
  2. Read the Word (4 minutes)
    – As you read, focus on listening to God as He speaks to you through His Word
    – Have an open mind and an open heart to God’s Word
  3. Reflect on the Word (3 minutes)
    – Think through what you just read. How does this Scripture apply to my life?
    – How does this apply to my relationship with God and with others?
  4. Record (3 minutes)
    – Write down important questions, observations, and personal applications from your reading
    – Decide on one action step to take based on your reading
  5. Request (4 minutes)
    – Pray to God with thankfulness and express your needs to Him
    – Pray for strength to follow through with your action step for the day