“Get up. Create like you’re training for a marathon, methodically, day by day. This is your chance to become what you believe in your secret heart you might be.”
– Shauna Niequist, Savor: Living Abundantly Where You Are, As You Are
“No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.” Hebrews 12:11
It is hard to find a year long daily devotional that sticks with you and keeps your attention throughout the year. The last time I was able to stay interested and connected with one was in my first year of college, a student daily devotional. It encouraged, inspired, and helped me along as I worked towards my goals and dreams of then. I’ve tried to get into a couple others since then (one by Charles Spurgeon and one by Dietrich Bonheoffer), but both were too much for the time and outlasted the attention I am actually able to consistently spend in the morning while my two littles scramble around.
When Shauna Niequist’s devotional came out I was intrigued. I have read and enjoyed most of her books and was interested to see how her devotional would look.
Savor seems to be written with the creative in mind. Days in a row include encouragement to write and how that fits in with who we are in Christ. Her words free us to be ourselves in faith and in our faith journey, to be creative in our decisions, and to be intentionally mindful of others. I’m only a few weeks in but I can see myself easily sticking with this devotional as Shauna continues to blend the grace and love of God with everyday moments and encouragement.
Bonus: this book is beautifully and sturdily bound with a bookmark. Everything you need in a book you’re hoping to pick up everyday.
Here’s my favorite day so far:
Have you read any of Shauna’s books? Do you have a favorite daily devotional?
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