Monday, October 29, 2012

A Little Church Talk

Yesterday in church our pastor said something that really hit my heart and I wanted to share it today. He said, "The Bible isn't meant to be like a great historic novel that we read once and put down...and then pick up a few years later to reread. It is God's word, our lifeline, our sustenance. It's meant to be read and reread over and over again, daily, constantly. It has to be a part of our life every single day if we expect to grow spiritually."

I'm so guilty of not reading the Bible like I should. 

To quench our thirst, we drink. To satisfy our hunger, we eat. In that same way, we need to fulfill our spiritual thirst/hunger with the word of God. 

I want to start being more intentional about reading God's word. I can make all the excuses I want...I'm too tired, too busy, etc. But I make time to blog and watch tv. How much more important is my spiritual life than those things?


I've never been good at morning Bible quiet times. I'm just not a morning person. Period. So I'm going to start having evening quiet times. I'm praying that God does big things in my heart/life!


18 comments:

Tami said...

This is SO true! Up until last week I had been doing great about reading The Bible daily. Then we had a weeklong break from Bible study and it turned into a week of not reading, as well. I also don't have the excuse of not having time because I blogged, got on Facebook, and even read a book. I am determined to make it a daily habit! Thanks for sharing this Megan. I am glad I am not alone with this struggle. Let's help encourage each other! :)

P!nky said...

I'm with you, as Christians we need to 'drink' from the word every day. I find it hard to read in the evening because I get so distracted and tired. I'm going to try and read more in the mornings.

I know you'll get it done, you are an amazing example my friend.

xoxo

Janna Renee said...

For two semesters, I studied the Bible in college and I was very centered those two semesters! Definitely food for the soul and for the mind!

Jenny Beth said...

What app is that

C.Curley said...

I used to struggle with the morning quiet time. I knew that I would be more likely to do it then than at night when I want to relax after a long day or when other things and people are competing for my attention...but it was SO hard to wake up earlier than usual! It meant waking up at 5:45, to be exact, so I could get in 30 minutes of study/prayer time. To be honest, I was never able to commit to it until my husband decided to do it with me. Then I felt more accountable. At first it was really hard and a couple of times I definitely fell asleep. But now it's totally natural. I've been doing it for close to 2 years now and I don't think twice about it. It's just as much a part of my routine as showering. So, that is to encourage you that it does get easier...whatever time of day you choose. Of course now my challenge is making sure that time is meaningful and not just religious routine. I wish you the best! I hope your evening hours work out for you! :)

Lauren said...

ughh...I am so with you, and so embarrassed to admit it! I need to be so much better at completing my quiet times. I guess there's no better time to start than today.

Lauren said...

So weird my pastor preached about Keys to living a Breakthrough Life. Its a recent series. We were on key #2 yesterday. Reading the word. Not just skimming through it but devouring it. Living it. Studying it. I'm guilty of not doing this. So today I started trying to study. I asked myself a question I wanted to know the answer to and dove in. It was really amazing how the words are living words... you can truly feel his presence. :)

keepingupwithkristen said...

I'm guilty of this, too. I started doing the One Year Bible my church is doing about a month ago and I've done pretty good so far. I literally enjoy coming home and spending my hour or so with the Lord reading my scripture for that day. I'm also reading Experiencing God right now, which is excellent! It gives you verses to read throughout the book pertaining to what your reading.

Shay said...

I love this, Megan. I really need to be better about reading as well. We are always told to "feast" upon the words- I love that.

Elissa said...

I am also very bad at morning quiet times. I am bad at quiet time anytime. I am working on it though!

Meg {henninglove} said...

amen megan!! I frequently ask God to give myself and my husband a thirst for his knowledge so that we don't pick up occassionally, that it is a daily read for us and He delivers!

Allison said...

This is my prayer too Megan! Thanks for sharing your heart!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Thats my prayer too...Thanks for reminding us all....

Lynsie said...

Our service on Sunday was on the exact same message. Guess God thought lots of people needed to hear it.

Samantha said...

I am guilty of that too. Something to really think about.

Allyson Butler said...

I love that verse! It was one of Bible Drill memory verses about a million years ago. Thanks for sharing this - I definitely needed it.

Gail@Sophisticated Steps said...

I know where you're coming from and I can tell you that being intentional and regular makes a huge difference.

Love your honesty, Megan. I know God used it for His good. :)

Raquel said...

I've been so bad at reading the bible lately. I'm going to get into that ASAP because I need it in my life more than anything