A challenge for most, if not all, women is finding time to read the Bible. It’s funny how I have time to watch a favorite show, chat with a friend on the phone and spend time on the internet, but when it comes to getting to know God, well, time runs short. Why is that?
Over the years I’ve discovered a curious thing–days that include time spent in prayer and reading my Bible run more smoothly. Everything that needs to be done gets accomplished. On top of that, I have a sense of completeness and rest, unlike days when I feel I’m too busy to stop. Making prayer and Bible reading a part of each day results in a more balanced life.
Let’s face it–how many of us find ourselves falling short most days? I will be the first to raise my hand. It’s not easy–the siren call of life is enticing and all the more reason to stay focused. There is a lot at stake and the enemy will pull out any distraction possible to keep us from delving into God’s Word. The lie that ‘gets my goat’ is the one that says reading the Bible is not all that important in the life of a believer. Hogwash!
Elizabeth George says we are to be women of one book, the Bible. Before the latest Christian fiction, the new magazine on the counter, reading any blog or posting on Facebook, put first things first.
Put God first–pray and read His Word.
Knowing who we are in Christ is a theme the Lord has placed deep within my heart. I truly feel the only way to know who we are as women is to first know who He is and that will only occur through prayer and reading the Bible. It will not happen reading the latest book about the Bible or even listening to sermons–all of which are supplemental to our faith for encouragement and study. Nothing compares or should be set above time with God in prayer and reading His Word.
If you are at a point in your Christian walk where you are wondering if there is more, I would like to say yes!
The only way you will find what you are looking for in Christ is through His Word and prayer. Reading what someone else has to say about Him is a cheap imitation. The devil likes to make us think the Bible is boring and predictable–what a lie.
If you want to grow spiritually, then put first things first and watch Christ open your spiritual eyes and ears to a world of adventure!
About Kellie Renfroe
Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 32 years and have four children ranging in age from 17 to 28. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading, studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.
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