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Have you ever started a day that you felt like you didn’t have time to spend reading the Bible in the morning, so instead you go about your day saying you would read the Bible later on and keep going? You get in bed that night and remember that you went all day without reading, but now you are much to tired to fetch your Bible, so decided you’ll do it first thing in the morning. We are a nation that struggles with making time for God in a busy day…or any day in that matter.
I know of the struggle, because I personally fail at this very thing time and time again. I say I need to read the Bible but my days are always full and so I end up not picking up the Bible. I feel terrible, but…where do I have time?
Making Time for God in a Busy Day
Lately I have been feeling terrible with the fact that I never make the time to read the Bible each day and spend time in prayer with God. I keep meaning to do it. I really, do. But then I wake up (I’m not a morning person), get up and dressed, quickly grab breakfast and pack a lunch and head out the door to my part-time nanny job. When I arrive home I’m tired, but have my computer work to do. Bedtime comes and I still haven’t read the Bible, so I made a challenge for myself and a couple friends have joined me…
So my challenge to myself was to not open ANY social media (on my phone or my laptop) unless I have spend time reading the Bible and praying.
This has helped me so much, because I just replaced futile stuff with hardy stuff. I feel better in the morning and more awake…and ultimately more joyful. On my way to work, I make sure I have my radio station set to a Christian station and worship God on the way to and back from work.
More ideas to making time for God
- Bible on Audio
If you are like me and leave early in the morning for work, maybe the next best thing is to listen to the Bible on audio. You can choose from a dramatized version or a standard narrated one.
- Bible App
I use my church’s app to read the daily Bible readings that it suggests, but you can use the free YouVersion Bible app that can be found in both Apple and Google Play stores.
- Sermons on Podcast
Sometimes listening to a good sermon can get you in touch with God sometimes and you can find all sorts of good podcasts that you can listen to in your busy schedule.
- Ask friends and family if they need prayers
Sometimes having people to pray for can actually make you start praying. I have several people that I pray for often, because they really need the prayers and it allows me to count my blessings.
When I learn new things, I often times need to write it down for later reference, because I will forget. That’s why I like having a separate journal for my Bible reading or to just jot down my thoughts/worries/fears. Writing down prayers can be a great things, as well.
- Accountability Partner
- Join my challenge (if you want to Instagram…AFTER you spent time in the Word and in prayer, use #starttodaywithGOD).
I also found that having accountability partners can be a great thing. They can be there to make sure you are doing what you said you were going to do and encourage you to stay strong. You need something like that to keep you on the right track.
“For where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them.” – Matthew 18:20
Do you struggle to make time for God daily? Is there a way that you can replace something for reading the Bible or maybe rearrange your schedule to wake up earlier?I will receive commission on any sales made on my blog. To learn more, read my disclosure policy.