How long has it been since you opened your bible and read? Tough question I know, it’s one we as Christ followers often try to ignore. We agree it’s crucial in our walk as Christians, but so often stuggle to open it. I’ve noticed over the years of being in ministry and around ministry, people “don’t have time”, or don’t make time may be more accurate. We, me included, have time to run the kids all over the country playing sports, we have time to get on social media (even at work), we have time to watch tv, game, or hang out with friends. And those things are not “bad” so to speak, but there’s no wonder our time in Gods word suffers. I believe what’s happened, is we’ve allowed “things” to take the place of God and his word. I’m just as guilty as the next person, so I’m not pointing fingers. I should be in my bible way more than I am, but I struggle with the same distractions as most of you. I tend to “not have time” like I should. God didn’t bless us with the bible, our blueprint for life, to sit on a shelf, it’s a tool for this crazy life we live. It’s there to teach us how to live like Jesus, how to love and to serve, it’s his living word that speaks to us when we need to hear him. I know it looks kinda scary siting there on the shelf, but friends without it, we won’t make it very far on this journey. I encourage you, open it up, and let God speak to you.
- My challenge for you:
- Delete FB, Instagram, Twitter, ect for a week and replace it with a bible app. Every time you feel a desire to log onto your social media, instead, log into Gods word.
- Make bible time as a family.
“For the word of God is living and effective and sharper than any double-edged sword, penetrating as far as the separation of soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12