Just like prayer and fasting, having a daily devotional time will connect you to God in a powerful way and will usher you into His very presence.
THINGS TO CONSIDER IN ORDER TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR DEVOTIONAL TIME WITH GOD:
Try to be consistent. Find a place that is quiet and away from distractions, and select a time that you can consistently be alone with God. If you miss a day or two, pick up at the next reading, but stay with it and don’t give up.
Read prayerfully. Talk to God as you’re reading. Don’t rush through. If you come across something you don’t understand, pause for a moment and ask God about it. Reading prayerfully is making space and time to talk to God and giving Him time and space to talk to you.
Read expectantly. You are about to spend time in the presence of God, so have an attitude of expectancy. Believe that God is going to speak to you through His Word. After meditating on the ideas and thoughts that are prompted by the devotions, be prepared to do something with what the Holy Spirit shows you.
May thy cross be to me
as the tree that sweetens my bitter Marahs,
as the rod that blossoms with life and beauty,
as the brazen serpent that calls forth
the look of faith.
By thy cross crucify my every sin;
Use it to increase my intimacy with thyself;
Make it the ground of all my comfort,
the liveliness of all my duties,
the sum of all thy gospel promises,
the comfort of all my afflictions,
the vigour of my love, thankfulness, graces,
the very essence of my religion;
And by it give me that rest without rest,
the rest of ceaseless praise.
~ The Valley of Vision