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“Wherever you are, let Jesus be your all“
Written by popular author and blogger Sophie Hudson, this beautiful journaling devotional reminds you that Jesus is your All in All–over all, through all, and in all that you do.
As you dig in to Sophie’s words and wit, you’ll better understand the freedom that comes from a life filled with Jesus, wherever you are. Each of the 100 devotions is followed by journaling prompts that will keep you thinking and help you grab all the goodness He has waiting for you.
Although I haven’t gotten completely through this devotional (since it is 100 days), what I have been able to get through I absolutely love. I am a very picky person when it comes to devotionals. I like devotionals that encourage you to physically read Scripture instead of listing it for you, because that way you actually READ your own Bible instead of relying on someone else to.
This devotional has so much to offer. I love the fact that it is a journaling devotional instead of just a regular one. Sophie really goes deep with this devotional. After Sophie’s devotional portion, there is a portion that tells you where to read in Scripture. Then, there are 4 questions that tie into the reading and the devotional and she asks you to examine your heart and leave a response to what you just read.
It really takes your morning quiet time to the next level, by encouraging you to steep in the things of God and of Scripture that you just read. It is not a devotional that you just read in 5 minutes and you are done. It is one that encourages you to dig deeper beneath the surface reading we are often accustomed to doing.
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In addition to all of the deep questions, devotional readings, & scripture readings, there is a section for each day where you can write out a prayer for that day (with ample room)! I think this is such a great thing, because it keeps your focus on Jesus. If you do your devotions in the morning, you start the day off on the right foot by beginning & ending your time in prayer. For me, writing things out helps me to remember them a lot better. And I really love that there is a space to write out a prayer at the end because it sets the stage for your entire day & puts your mind and heart in the right place.
For me, these devotions most days were exactly what I needed to hear, and Sophie’s stories and words really ministered to me in different ways. She is personable and relatable on all levels, and her writing gives you a picture of that. She boldly proclaims that she isn’t perfect, but hopes that these devotions “will remind you of the perfect peace and the perfect love and the perfect grace of Jesus Christ“.
This devotional is also encouraging to me personally because it reminds me to let Jesus be my all. I have been struggling with this a lot lately because I like to be in control of things and it is hard to relinquish that control. Even when I know that God’s plans are far better than mine, I, admittedly, am incredibly selfish when it comes to wanting to write my own life script. The prominent message throughout this entire devotional is this: Wherever you are, let Jesus be your All.
That message resonates with my heart, because I truly need to let Jesus be my all in all. No matter what. He deserves my whole heart, not just bits and pieces of it. And this includes my want to control my life. Although I know this will be a work in progress, I am thankful that this devotional is out there, and that Sophie is encouraging women to make Jesus their all in all.
So, if you are a teen or young woman looking for a really great devotional that is equally deep and engaging, then wholeheartedly encourage you to pick up a copy of this! I know that women of all ages and stages would benefit from this devotional and would walk away refreshed, encouraged, and inspired. You can purchase the book here or wherever books are sold!