Most things I read about spending time with God they mention something about starting your day with Bible Time. And so thats always kind of been at the back of my mind. I didn’t really apply it to my life most days. I would have my Bible Time sometime during the day and then that would be the end of that.
But something changed in my thinking. In one week the blog posts, sermon or bible passages I read or heard all pointed to a common theme- Prioritise God. At this point I didn’t think I had a problem with that, I had been spending time with God daily but just when it suited me. So it kind of hit be hard then that I had to get my priorities in order.
This is when I really had to put in the hard work.
Making God a priority in my life needed to start with changing my Bible Time routine to first thing in the morning (before Instagram time!).
So I’m working on that routine daily, some days I feel great after spending time with God and other times I don’t really feel much, those days make it harder to come back the next. But God has really been teaching me the benefit of spending time with Him FIRST.
Let me tell you about how I felt recently when I broke this routine and chose Instagram over God first thing in the morning (hey, I’m human too!). The morning was a not the usual routine and we had to be somewhere quite early, so I wanted to make sure I was ready on time instead of Bible time. But then when I had extra time, I talked myself into scrolling through Instagram. I didn’t think too much about the consequences of my decision then and it was only when I got into bed that I realised why I had felt so out of it all day. The only way I can describe that day is that it felt like my heart wasn’t in it. Everything just felt blah, for lack of a better word.
That’s when it actually clicked that Bible Time being apart of my morning routine made me feel ready for the day, it set the tone for my whole day. Like for real it did. I’ve read words like this before and though oh well that works for them. I never understood until I tried it.
Even on the days you feel so unmotivated and tired, it’s important to just show up for Bible Time. It may need to look different from other days but make it a priority to spend time with God.
We are all in different seasons and our Bible Time’s look different, which is totally fine.
Do the Bible Time that fits your journey and connects you to God.
Whether it’s 5 minutes or 50 minutes, does not matter. Make the effort! And maybe mornings just don’t work for you to read your bible, just saying a prayer could be your way of prioritising God.
In this post I wanted to share why I feel mornings are best for me to have my Bible Time- it really doesn’t mean that is the only right time to have your Bible time.
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My good friend, Allison has an AMAZING blog and I thought this post in particular could help you after reading this blog post. Also be sure to check her resource library out because she has tips on reading your bible in there!