One of my favorite posts for blogmas has quickly become when I share a few YouVersion eDevotionals for the holiday season. The best 3 or so years I have shared my favorite devotionals with you so that we can all remember the true meaning of the holiday. Christmas is so much more than gifts, trees, ornaments, and gingerbread…these devotionals are an easy way to keep our hearts right.
This year is no different! I’ve compiled 6 new eDevotionals from YouVersion to share with you, my friends. I, personally, plan to go through these so I would love it if we did them together! Some of these are even 25 days long, which is why I wanted to get this post up as soon as blogmas started. The plans that are centered on advent are typically all 25 days long and are meant to start on December 1st so it leads up to Christmas. No matter when you are reading this, I encourage you to check them out!
For all six plans, I have shared the info excerpt about the plan from the website itself so you can see what they say the eDevotionals are about. I’ve also shared how many days the plan is and what each day will include. Some are longer than others, some have more steps per day than others. So I’ve given you all that info in this post.
6 eDevotionals for the Christmas Season || Blogmas
Names of Jesus for Advent
In high school, at my private Christian school, we had a Bible class where we talked about all the names of God for a semester. I still remember that semester and I still love all the info I received about the names of God. There is something so powerful in knowing other names for God and what they mean. So when I saw this plan where it meshed the names of Jesus and Christmas- I wanted to share with you guys. You’ll be going through the names of Jesus including Alpha and Omega, Immanuel, and Saviour. Each day has a devotion to read and typically two or three verses to read.
- 14-day plan
- devotion + Bible passages each day
“In this series, we read and reflect on 14 names of Jesus – various titles he is given, and ways he is described. See from both Old Testament prophecy, and the Gospel accounts of his life, just who Jesus is through his names. Be encouraged as we approach the celebration of Jesus’ birth by reflecting on who he is – the marvelous complexity and depth of Jesus’ purpose and his character.”
Making Space – An Advent Devotional
This Advent devotional is a 25-day plan that leads up to Christmas. I chose this plan because the title really jumped out at me. How busy is Christmas for you? So many of us are so busy with the hustle and bustle of the holidays that we don’t even make room for Jesus and the true meaning of the holiday. I am guilty of saying I don’t have time or any other excuse when I need to make time with Jesus a priority. This devotional is perfect for getting our hearts and minds on the true meaning of Christmas and pass all the clutter.
- 25-day plan
- devotion + prayer + one Bible passage each day
“As the Christmas season begins, we usually find ourselves more stretched for time than the rest of the year. We get caught up in the frenzy – and forget to focus on what’s truly important. This devotional will help you clear the clutter so you can make more room for Christ this Christmas.”
All Is Calm: Receiving Jesus’ Rest This Christmas
With an anxiety disorder, calm is usually not a word I use to describe my life. And I don’t get a lot of good rest when my anxiety is high. So when I saw this title, I knew it was a plan I needed to read myself but also wanted to share with ya’ll. The plan is less than a week-long but it is a little more intensive than the others. It has a devotion, prayer, and a couple of passages to read each day. The whole plan centers on taking a few moments during this whole season to rest in Jesus. Taking those times of rest to remember all He is and does for us. Even short eDevotionals have the potential to be really potent.
- 5-day plan
- devotion + prayer + multiple Bible passage each day
“‘Tis the season to be jolly, but also very busy. Come away for a few moments of rest and worship that will sustain you throughout the merry labors of the season. Based on the book Unwrapping the Names of Jesus: An Advent Devotional, this 5-day devotional reading plan will guide you to receive Jesus’ rest this Christmas by taking moments to remember His goodness, express your neediness, seek His stillness, and trust His faithfulness.“
Experiencing The Holidays With Jesus: Christmas
Another 25-day plan that you can start on December 1st and take part in leading up to Christmas. This is another great option to keep your mindset on Jesus and the reason we celebrate this holiday. The plan also goes a little more in-depth with an optional activity added to each day- perfect for the whole family. I loved the title of this one as well because it reminds us that Jesus should be in every part of our lives. We need to experience the holidays with Jesus but not just the holidays…every area of our lives should be filled with Jesus.
- 25-day plan
- devotional + prayer + activity option + passage(s)
“What could be better than fully experiencing and enjoying the holidays with Jesus? You will find the heart of God and a treasured friendship with Jesus as you immerse yourself in experiencing Him like never before! Each day of this special plan will help you celebrate Jesus as we prepare our hearts for His birthday! Perfect for individuals, couples, families, small groups – or anyone who may feel alone this Christmas.“
Advent | Meet Him At The Manger by Stuart and Jill Briscoe
This plan is another Advent plan that is 25-days long leading up to Christmas. Typically each has a devotional and one passage so it’s a pretty quick daily read. Once again, the goal is to get our minds set on the true meaning of Christmas and not just the lights and presents. We want to focus on that because nothing that secular Christmas can give us has any true or lasting meaning.
- 25-day plan
- devotional + passage
“It’s easy to see Christmas as bright lights and glittering gifts. But seasonal joys don’t sustain the soul like Scripture’s message of Immanuel—God with us. In this 25-day Advent reading plan, the Briscoes encourage you to consider the true joy of Christmas. With heartwarming stories, inspirational verse, and biblical teaching, they cut through distractions to the real miracle of Christmas: God with us; Immanuel in the manger.“
Christmas Encouragement By Greg Laurie
Lastly, another 25-day plan for you to take part in as we approach Christmas. This plan is a great source of encouragement as we approach the crazy, often stressful season full of holidays. Greg Laurie offers some great, thought-provoking devotions to help us understand how important Christmas is to our faith. Each day has a “theme” or a question the devotion and passage answers. Great for new believers, seekers, and long-time Christians.
- 25-day plan
- devotional + passage(s)
“Don’t let the busyness and pressure of this holiday season rob you of the joy and true celebration of our Savior Jesus this December! Receive daily encouragement through Pastor Greg Laurie’s special Christmas devotions, as he reflects on the true meaning of this most celebrated time of the year. Harvest Ministries with Greg Laurie“
These are just a few eDevotionals that would be great to take part in as we head into the season of holidays. I recommend checking these out and picking one or two that stick out to you. I’d love to do these devotionals together! Let me know the comments which one you decide to read!
To read my past Christmas eDevotionals posts, click here!
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