Why do I allow that which is loudest to rob me of what’s most important?
An alert on your phone catches your attention. You open Facebook or Instagram and have multiple notifications. Everything from advertisements to party invitations to comments on posts you’re following. It never ends.
In the social media driven world we live in, God doesn’t send us a Facebook message or email. How does He get our attention? We have to be purposeful in seeking God and allowing His presence to fill our spirit.
There are times when I have 10 or 15 minutes to spare and I spend them reading a post about weight loss or make-up tips or something that adds little value to my life. What would happen if I spent those few minutes reading His Word, the Bible?
Romans 10:17 says, “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the Word of Christ.”
When I spend time in God’s Word the Bible I gain a renewed sense of purpose in Christ. I feel energized and alive – like I’m on a spiritual high. I want more. A few minutes doesn’t satisfy my craving. I’m addicted. However, the opposite is also true. The longer I go without reading my Bible and spending time with Christ through prayer, the more quickly I forget how good it is. It becomes too easy to put off.
The next time you have a few minutes to spare, try spending it in the Word instead of on social media as you learn to live Wholly Loved.
Want to develop the habit of reading your Bible daily but don’t know how or where to start? This website, with numerous daily reading plans, might help: Back to the Bible
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