This is a busy world that we live in and sometimes we get so busy that we lose sight of important things that we should do. For instance, how many of you set a goal for reading through the Bible this year? How is that going? What kind of plan did you make?
Hopefully, if that is one of your goals, you are about 1/4 the way through the Bible thus far. But, whether it is one of your goals or not, are you making time to spend in God’s Word, the Bible, daily? Taking and making time to listen to God and think about the things He has given for us to know and then implement in our lives should be at the top of all Christian’s list of things to do each day. (see Philippians 4:8; John 12:48; Acts 17:10-11. 1 Peter 3:15; 2 Timothy 2:15)
Maybe, you are thinking this right now: “I am so busy and if I try to add one more thing to my list of daily to-dos, I will just scream.” First of all, please know that you are not alone. Everyone is busy, maybe in different ways than you, but still busy. Here are some practical suggestions for anyone to help them make time to spend in God’s Word on a daily basis.
If you have a smart phone, please load a Bible app on it, many are free and then you will have a Bible available anytime you have even a minute. Do not have a smart phone, no problem. Put a Bible in the car or purse, etc. Going to the doctor or waiting for car service or any number of times, you can open the app or Bible and read it. Even if only a few verses of your favorite book or chapter is what you have time for, it is time well spent.
Here are some other suggestions for you.
- Wake up 20 minutes earlier each morning and read the Bible.
- Read right before bed each night.
- Purchase an audio version or get an audio app to listen to in the car.
- Take your Bible on vacation and read.
- Turn off the TV and read to your children or spouse.
- Read a passage right before each meal time.
You get the idea, when we make God and the things of God a priority in our lives then we find that our time is better spent.
God is always there for us, may we find time to allow His words to guide our thoughts, hearts and actions. So, let this be a reminder for all of us that we are never too busy to put God first. May we all be daily Bible readers and make the things of God a priority in our lives.