Spending Time in the Word of God without a Time Limit - Encouragement Café - January 26, 2017

Spending Time in the Word of God Without a Time Limit
Savannah Parvu
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Come near to God and He will come near to you. James 4:8 NIV

Spending time in the Word of God is vital in our relationship with the Lord. It’s where we learn and grow. It’s part of spending time with Him. It’s a way that He speaks to us. Reading and obeying the Word of God is also an act of worship.

When we dig deep into God’s Word, we learn more about His character and it helps us to get to know Him on a more intimate level. Our Scripture today tells us that if we draw near to God that He will draw near to us. Being in His Word draws us closer to Him.

The busyness and demands of life tend to keep us away from reading our Bibles on a daily basis. We don’t make reading our Bibles a priority and therefore, there is never any time to read it. We spend all of our time on other things and push the Bible aside for later, but then when later comes we are too tired to read it.

Maybe you are one to set a New Year’s Resolution at the beginning of the year and you have made reading the Bible in a year one of your goals. Maybe you have set a goal of spending twenty minutes a day reading your Bible. Both are great goals, but have you succeeded or have you gotten off track?

It’s important to know that no matter what your goal was or is, and if you’re on track or not, it’s never too late to start over. If your goal was to read the Bible in a year but you have found that is not a realistic goal for you, it’s okay. God doesn’t give us a time limit. If your goal was to read the Bible twenty minutes a day and that has not worked for you it’s okay. All that matters is that we are spending time in God’s Word.

Challenge yourself to spend at least five minutes in God’s Word each day. Don’t be discouraged if you miss a day, try again the next. The Lord wants to spend time with you!

Dear Lord, thank You for Your love and kindness. Thank You for loving us even with all of our imperfections. We know that spending time in Your Word is vital in our walk with You. Help us to make this a priority in our life and to put You first. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

© 2017 by Savannah Parvu. All rights reserved.

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Originally published Thursday, 26 January 2017.