I was recently reading a Christian book about how to manage your busy life. What an eye opener on some things that I already have known but needed a wake up call on. It started with the heart of it all, which was centered around making time for God’s word daily. Not only making time for God’s word but waking up with God. Start your morning off first thing with Him. Matthew 6:33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. By doing this, you are letting him in and getting you ready for the day. I know that I need God’s word to get me started, but I choose to do what a lot of us do. I either read it later or get so wrapped in the day that I push it off until tomorrow. Some of us say that we will read it to ourselves but go days or even weeks without picking up the Bible. We all live rushed lives, and do we even take time for God? Do we take time to read His word? Daily? In the Morning to get our day started off? When?
I am a mom of two, who works a full time salary job. Life being calm or relaxing is not even in my vocabulary. I know that most of us feel this way, but how can we find a little more peace? My favorite Bible verse, Hebrews 12:11 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.
This Bible verse stands for so many things in my life and really pertains to everything. We all need to be disciplined enough to wake up in the morning, thank God for our day, and get into his word before we go out and conquer this crazy, chaotic world. Things are not always going to go as planned, but it’s how we react when it doesn’t. If we have God’s word in us first thing in the morning, that discipline will produce the peace the Bible verse says it will produce. God will prepare us by the words we read in his Bible! When something does come up during the day, our faithfulness to him by being in his word will give us that peace that we need. We will react differently.
Ephesians 5:15-17 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.
Would you be willing to try it for a month? Willing to see how God works through you? We sometimes think that we cannot squeeze it in the morning, but you will be amazed how God slows down time for us. 2 Peter 3:8 But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the LORD a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. God is in control of time. We need to remember that we are not. Slow down and seek him! Your life can be so much richer if you just let God in and let him lead you each and everyday!
Written by Sara Bankard