How does AWH meet needs?

There are tons of devotion books available, many of them very good. So where do AbideWithHim devotions fit in to the other resources out there?

The answer lies in the tools AbideWithHim devotions bring to your daily time with God. Think of AWH as the Swiss Army Knife that you will actually use. These tools often make the difference in whether a person has consistency in his or her daily devotions and whether the time spent in the devotions makes a difference in a person’s daily walk with the Lord.

Take a brief look at some of the tools AWH makes available each day…

AWH Tools

Daily Outline Tool

Daily Outline Tool

Often people fail to have consistent and meaningful devotions because they fail to include all of the key elements. A good quiet time will include elements of praise, thanksgiving, confession, Bible study with a life application focus, and prayer. AbideWithHim devotions provide you with a customized outline each day to help you to include each of these elements in a twenty to twenty-five minute block of time.

Teaching Video Tool

Teaching Video Tool

It is helpful to have a Bible teacher point out truths and principles in God’s Word that we might otherwise miss. That is why books like My Utmost for His Highest have been so popular. AWH does this but goes two steps further. First, the daily teaching is done via a four-minute video you can watch on your computer or smartphone. This bite-sized Bible teaching fits nicely into the morning routine. Second, the daily Bible teaching is coordinated with the Scripture passage you studied in your daily Bible reading. This reinforces what you have already studied.

Family Devotion

Family Devotion

If you have kids at home, you know how hectic life can be. It is hard to sit everyone down and have regular family devotions. Well, AWH provides one or two questions every day that you can ask around the dinner table that will lead to a good discussion about the day’s Bible reading. These questions work whether the whole family does the AWH devotions or not. (Of course, they work better when everyone has read and studied the passage earlier in the day.)

Teen Tool

Teen Tool

Perhaps the most formative years of our walk with the Lord are our teen years. What if Christian students could learn at an early age both how to have an effective devotion and why it is so important? AbideWithHim offers a daily devotion specially developed for teens. The devotion is written by a student. The daily video is done by a student. And all of this is done for students. Students who develop the godly habit of spending time alone with God at an early age way ahead of the curve in living a God-honoring life as adults.

Evangelism Tool

Evangelism Tool

We have heard encouraging testimonies of how people have used AWH devotions to point friends, family and coworkers to Christ. Once you get in the routine of these daily devotions, you are going to want to share the impact the Lord is making in your life. Now you can sit down with a friend, family member or coworker and challenge them to join you in these devotions for the next six or eight weeks. Once they agree, they will have begun on a journey that is likely to bring them face to face with the gospel.

Midday Check-up Tool

Midday Check-up Tool

Our daily devotions should never be something that happens in the morning but never impacts the rest of our day. A good devotion time with the Lord should reverberate throughout our day. To help us keep that all-day focus, AWH emails you in the middle of the day with a few thought from the morning’s devotion. Most days the midday check-up also has a challenge to spur you to action. This tool will help extend the impact of your quiet times and help you live a life that more consistently honors the Lord.

Community Tool

Community Tool

It is only natural when we have a really good devotion time to want to share with others something the Lord has taught us. There is also great value in being able to share special prayer burdens with others who are walking the same journey with you. And it is great to be able to ask a question about something that popped up in your morning Bible study and get input and feedback from others. AWH provides this community tool that accomplishes all this and more.

Small Group Tool

Small Group Tool

In the weeks to come, AWH will provide a video teaching summary and set of discussion questions correlated with that week’s Bible reading. This tool will help small groups add a community building component to their daily devotions. It will also provide an avenue for small groups to ask questions and deepen their understanding and application of the Scripture truths they have studied.

New Believer Tool

New Believer Tool

In the weeks to come, AWH will provide a tool to help new believers get off to a good start in their new life. The tool will provide a special selection of Bible reading passages, life application questions and video teachings for the first two weeks (ten devotions) that will help the new believer learn some of the most important things for living the Christian life. Once these ten targeted devotions are completed, the new believer transitions over to the regular daily devotions everyone else is doing.

AWH Journal Tool

AWH Journal Tool

When something is important, we write it down! It is essential to use a journal in our daily devotions so that we have a place to write down how the Lord is speaking to us and to keep lists of things for prayer. With AWH, any type of journal or notebook will work fine, but there is an available journal custom made for the devotions. Each of the six parts of the daily devotion are outlined in the journal as well as many of the tools that can be used to increase the effectiveness of the quiet time.