It's not complicated.
Find a place:
Claim a comfortable chair with a good reading light for your devotional space. Make sure that any study tools you are using - Bible, pen, journal, devotional book and/or reading plan are close by.
Find a time:
There is no “right” or “wrong” time of day to do your Chair Time. Pick a time that works best for you and write it down in your calendar. If you view your time spent alone with God as an appointment, you’ll be less likely to forget or skip it. Decide how long you plan to spend doing your Chair Time each day. 15 minutes is a great place to start, but you may desire to increase to 30 minutes or an hour later on. Consistency is key, so start with a manageable time frame.
Decide if you want to start a Bible reading plan or daily devotional. Check out the resources listed on the other side of this guide. A successful devotional time can be as simple as reading a Psalm on your Bible app and praying. You can also spend time journaling, doing an in-depth study or worshipping as part of your daily routine.
Your personal Bible. Use your own Bible and develop a reading plan, or choose a ‘Bible reading plan’ from a simple Google search.
The YouVersion Online Bible. There are multiple reading plans available to choose from. You can use this Bible on your phone, iPad or computer. Scroll through the plans and choose one that fits your style.
Glo Bible gathers study content from contributing ministries, churches, publishers, and pastors and puts it just a tap away for you. Glo brings the text of Scripture to life through HD videos, high-resolution images, articles, 360-degree virtual tours, and much more. Available as an app and for download to your computer, this is a fantastic resource for Bible study!
A guided devotional plan. We have two favorites: He Reads Truth and She Reads Truth are available as apps, printed books, and can also send their study guides straight to your email account every day for free. A good devotional takes you through passages of scripture and helps you to think through and apply the truths you learn, enhancing your time with God.
Start by praying that God will open your heart to what He wants to teach you. Then open your Bible and get started!