Every morning when I wake up, I open up my Bible either on my phone or crack open one of my study Bible’s or regular Bible’s and read it. After I do that I typically start reading books by publishers. It’s not often that I read a devotional in fact I think the last time I did was one of Oswald Chamber’s devotional in high school. When I was asked to join the blog tour from Heart of the Matter Daily Reflections for Changing Hearts and Lives I was excited to read this daily devotional published by one of my favorite publishers New Growth Press. As I read this devotional, I came away challenged, convicted and blessed by the biblical and practical teaching of the faculty at the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.
The best part of this book is the bit-size chunks of each devotional. Each day takes you only a few minutes to read the one page devotional but each page, and I dare say every sentence is loaded with biblical truth that points you to the Savior. Whether you’re reading this devotional daily or whatever your use of Heart of the Matter I believe this resource will bless you and help you to you grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus. I heartily recommend this resource and pray the Lord Jesus will use it in the life of His people around the world for the sake of His name and for the joy of His people.
Author: Christian Counseling and Education Fellowship
Publisher: New Growth Press (2012)
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Dave Jenkins is happily married to his wife, Sarah. He is a writer, editor, and speaker living in beautiful Southern Oregon. Dave is a lover of Christ, His people, the Church, and sound theology. He serves as the Executive Director of Servants of Grace Ministries, the Executive Editor of Theology for Life Magazine, the Host and Producer of Equipping You in Grace Podcast, and is a contributor to and producer of Contending for the Word. He is the author of The Word Explored: The Problem of Biblical Illiteracy and What To Do About It (House to House, 2021), The Word Matters: Defending Biblical Authority Against the Spirit of the Age (G3 Press, 2022), and Contentment: The Journey of a Lifetime (Theology for Life, 2024). You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, or read his newsletter. Dave loves to spend time with his wife, going to movies, eating at a nice restaurant, or going out for a round of golf with a good friend. He is also a voracious reader, in particular of Reformed theology, and the Puritans. You will often find him when he’s not busy with ministry reading a pile of the latest books from a wide variety of Christian publishers. Dave received his M.A.R. and M.Div through Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.