I am a busy person, and I love it. I thrive on staying busy. Between being a wife, a mom, having a part time job, owning an event planning business, weekly dance and gymnastics classes, church on Sundays, laundry, cleaning house, cooking, etc, etc, things don’t slow down. Some people would hate it, but that’s what works for my family.
But, I’ve noticed lately that I’ve really gotten busier. I don’t really have “me time” to relax anymore. No more soaking in hot baths, or reading blogs, and sadly, no more reading my Bible. That should be a priority, but even it’s fallen to the wayside, and I can see that it’s causing a change in my life. When I read the Bible daily, I am fed spiritually. When I don’t read it, it seems as though something is missing. So, my spiritual resolution for 2013 is to get back into the habit of reading my Bible daily.
2nd Timothy 3:16-17 CEB reads,
Every scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for showing mistakes, for correcting, and for training character, so that the person who belongs to God can be equipped to do everything that is good.
My favorite part of that is “so that the person who belongs to God can be equipped to do everything that is good.” We belong to God, so without the Word, we are not properly prepared. The Bible is like our instruction book for life. When we don’t learn God’s Word, we don’t mature spiritually.
I look at it like this, I feed myself physically every day, so why not feed myself spiritually?
Even if I have to go to bed a bit later, or wake up earlier, or skip my lunch break now and then. Even if it’s just 5 minutes a day, I will spend time reading God’s Word, because I know without it, I won’t be equipped to do everything that is good.
Are you letting God equip you through His Word? Is this a spiritual resolution for you in 2013? Or if you have success in this discipline, share what has worked for you to make this an everyday experience with God.
Hi, I’m J. I’m an event planner, a momma, and a wife. I’m a child of God, a lover of horses, and a connoisseur of chocolate. I’m addicted to good food, good music, and good company. I blog about completely random and lovely things over at An Unstyled Life.
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