Are you too busy for God? Do you have so much daily activity such as taking the children to school, working a full-time job, then taking children to their extra-curricular activities, cleaning house, and cooking the meals, that there is no time left to read or study God’s word?
In order to make time for God, you must purpose in your heart heart to make God a priority. It is important to set priorities. Is God a high or low priority in your life? Time management will include making your priorities. Have you set a time that is just for Him and you to talk? Have you set a time to read and meditate on His word? Even though you work 3rd or 2nd shift, have you discovered a time that is just right for you to read God’s word? Life is about balance. Are you going to extremes with other activities, thus, giving God what is left over? God’s word can be an excellent guide and source of instruction for living, if you accept it.
Having a personal relationship with God is an explicit relationship. This can be one of your greatest investments in life. How do you treat your personal relationship with your spouse or significant other? Is your spouse treated with respect? Is your spouse treated special? Why not give God that ultimate respect? Why not talk to God one on one? Have you thought about God being available 24 hours a day for you? Hebrews 13:5 ” I will never leave your nor forsake you.”. Have you thought about you do not have to dial him up on the telephone and received an automated voice message asking you to select a menu? Do you recall being asked to choose options 1,2, 3, or 4 on the telephone? Then after selecting an option, you still may have lost the call because you were disconnected. That does not happen with God. You might disconnect from Him by choice, but He is always there for you. Your prayers, concerns, or questions can be asked anytime of day. It is up to you to make time for God. You always have a choice.
You always have a choice to read or not to read God’s word. Do you choose to read God’s word? Remember no one will twist your arm. You always have a choice to spend quiet time with God. God will not shake his finger at you and tell you that you have to read his word, but you are given a choice. You are given free-will.
When you read God’s word, do you really listen to the word? Do you read the wondrous word of God aloud so that you can actually hear what God is saying to you? During your prime time with God, this would be an excellent time to listen.
You are given a choice to memorize scripture. Why memorize scripture? Memorization helps you to bring the scripture to your memory when you want and need it throughout the day. Some may say that they cannot remember things. Some may say that it is too hard to memorize because of their old age. You never know until you have tried it. The mind stretches and expands. The vocabulary of the mind can be how large or small that you make it. Remember you have a choice. Learning is continual.
The New Scofield Study Bible, New King James Version, Page 1494