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 14: Psalm 18

– Spend one minute meditating on the words of Hebrews 13:5: “I (Jesus) will never leave you nor forsake you.”

– Devote four minutes to reading Psalm 18

– Take three minutes to think through the following questions

  1. Which verse from Psalm 18 made the biggest impact on you?
  2. David writes this Psalm after being delivered from the hand of Saul. Reflect on one time when God delivered you through a difficult time in your life.
  3. What is one new thing you hav learned about God from today’s reading?
  4. David’s prayers were balanced between making requests to God, and saying thanks to God. Would you describe your prayers as being balanced?

– Spend three minutes answering the following questions

  1. List one way this chapter will hep you in your relationship with God.
  2. Write down one question or observation you have over Psalm 18.
  3. Write down one action step you will take in your life based on your reading today. I will…

– Devote the rest of your time to talking to God

How to use iGrow’s 15 minute method:

Relax (1 minute)
– Take a minute to focus your mind on God
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
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?
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
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