Each day, my alarm blares that it is time to get up!
There is not much difference between an exhausted mom with littles who keep her up in the middle of the night or the empty-nester desperately trying to find time to read her Bible.
Women can be pulled away and distracted from finding time to read the Bible. I will be sharing some tips for making time in the morning.
Does this resonate with you, like it does me?
It is easy for other things to get in the way of reading God’s Word.
Babies and toddlers have a way of waking up as soon as you open your Bible.
Now that my children are grown, I can clean the house first and sit down later to read my Bible.
BUT . . . just like when my kids were growing up, if I leave reading my Bible until later, finding the time can become an issue!
Distractions can quickly pull us away.
For instance, Facebook messenger might ding on my opened laptop when I am reading commentary notes.
If I have my laptop closed, my phone dings! It is a challenge to get away from constant connection.
We all know the distractions in our lives, but what can we do about finding time to read God’s Word?
5 Tips for Finding Time to Read God’s Word
Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. (Psalm 119:11)
Have 5 things that you do first each morning (which includes reading your Bible) to jump-start your day on the right foot. This has helped me so much in making sure that I get these things done before my husband, children, friends, and the drama starts for the day!!
Most of all, these 5 things have helped to make the time for reading my Bible, and should help you find time in your day too. If you have babies and young children, you could adapt these tips for nap time.
- Put your phone on Do NOT Disturb mode during the night. Not that I never read a text first thing 😉 but I do stay off Facebook until I spend time with the Lord.
- Do NOT scroll through Facebook in bed before reaching for your Bible.
- Brush your teeth and wash your face as soon as you get up. It surprised me how much this helped.
- Do a 15 minute workout or stretching time if you need to wake up first.
- Minimize distractions. I like reading a real Bible instead of one on a device where social media can interfere by ‘calling my name!’ There is something about reading and underlining that for me, engages my heart with the Lord.
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: (2 Timothy 3:16)
You NEED to tuck some verses away in your heart for the day. Verses written in a journal or on an index card scrunched up in your pocket help you through the day.
God is real and He wants to go with you.
Making time to read your Bible and actually doing it isn’t a what automatically brings you deeper in your relationship with God. Actually experiencing the presence of God, not simply going through a routine is the key.
My hope and prayer is that opening up your Bible and making time for Jesus will bring you into His presence each day. Removing distractions and doing things to make sure you are awake will help you to be alert to spend time with the God of the universe.
What are your struggles with making time to read your Bible (if you have any)?
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