I am in the praise band at 1life church located in Prairieville, La. One weekend my pastor challenged us to read everyday Jesus Calling as a corporate commitment within the band. I started and kept it up and I guess it was the right thing for me at the right time and I was very dedicated to reading Jesus Calling everyday.
I was reading ‘Jesus Calling’ everyday and getting so much from reading the devotions that I thought that with the advent of the internet and facebook it would be nice to share what God was showing me with the other praise band members on facebook and hopefully they would also since most of the praise band had a facebook account and I was friends with them. I was posting and never realized that the other friends on facebook were reading the post also.
I noticed more and more of my other friends were posting a like on them. I continued doing them for a whole year and 4 months. I decided to stop since I went through the whole book and when I stopped people pm’ed me and ask why did you stop?
I told them the story and then I stopped for quite a while. After a few months I was still being asked to start them again because they enjoyed them. Now I post them on facebook and 5 other social media along with my website every morning.
I started calling my daily writings verse of the day because I take a verse every morning and read it, meditate on it, and then write a paragraph or so from my view on what God is telling me at this point in my walk with the Lord.
So that is basically how verse of the day got started. It helps me to keep dedicated to reading God’s word and studying. I am excited that others like reading them.