Have you ever tried to walk through a dark, cluttered room? There may be some stubbed toes and loud crashes before you make it to the light switch!
God wants us to take the time to interact with His Word in our day-to-day lives. It helps us avoid sin; it sustains us. It lights up the dark places of our lives. Psalm 119:105 says, “Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” So, with our busy, hectic schedules, how can we interact with God’s Word (short of writing it on our hands and foreheads)?
• Observe your daily schedule. If you find it difficult to carve out five to fifteen minutes in your schedule, consider writing out everything you do for one day and finding out if there is anything you could compress or remove in order to spend more time reading the Bible (even if it means hitting the snooze button one less time).
• Keep a highlighter with your Bible. Sure, it may feel a little old-school to have an actual book made of real paper in your laptop bag, but try taking your Bible along sometime—and bring a highlighter, while you’re at it. Highlight passages that stand out to you or confuse you, then look over them later and ask God for clarity.
• Listen to the Bible. There’s a lot of “in-between” time that we often overlook: the drive to and from work, the fifteen minutes before your meeting, or the commercial break during the game. Why not download the Bible.is* app (if you haven’t already) and use that time to listen to God’s powerful Word?
We hope these easy tips help you find better ways to make the Bible a part of your everyday life!