It’s funny how there never seems to be enough time in the day. We look at our phone, scroll Facebook or Instagram as soon as we get up, while thinking of the 10,000 things we must get done that day. We’re forever multi-tasking, and proud of it. But what about spending time with God in His Word? What if instead of picking up our phones first thing, we picked up our Bible? What if instead of fifteen minutes of mindless scrolling on social media, we spent fifteen minutes reading the Bible with a focused mind? I don’t know about you, but I’d sure be happier and more focused on what God wants for me that day.
I think its something we all struggle with. I’ve always used excuses for not having a regular quiet time. But when I think about it, there are so many things I could do less of in order to give me time to read God’s Word. There’s a reason the first question Biblical counselors ask is, “Are you reading your Bible?” If we’re not filling our hearts and minds with God’s promises and the things, He says to us, then the world will quickly fill our mind with its impossible standards and the lies of Satan.
Now, I just must go and do what I’ve written here: be intentional about having time with God. I know that if I spent more time in communication with God, my heart and mind would be more centered on Him. What do you say? What do you need to do to intentionally have time with God each day?
Scripture references from NIV unless otherwise noted.
Based on Come Apart or Come Apart Part 2 on June 1st, 2019 - Watch Sermon