What is the best thing that is going to happen to you today?

The answer is: whatever you gain from reading the Bible and praying: that's the best thing that is going to happen. Whatever else you get today God is going to give you more in the five minutes you rush through a devotion than all the riches and achievements the rest of the day might bring.

David thought that nothing could match being with God even if what he received was small: "A day in Your courts is better than a thousand outside. I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God Than dwell in the tents of wickedness." (Psalm 84:10).

Daily devotions do not have to be big or grand or long (though they might be) in order to be more valuable than anything else. It is not the greatness of the devotion, but the greatness of God that counts.

Even if your quiet time is only a scrap--one verse, a short prayer, a few minutes reading--it is not better than nothing, but better than everything.

"Pray and read, read and pray, for a little from God is better than a great deal from men" (John Bunyan)