How can we Focus more on Christ?
Read the Bible - It’s another obvious answer today! Reading the Bible will get us seeking Him, focusing on Him, and growing closer to Him.
I remember when the kids were born, I wished they would have come with their own instruction manual. I didn’t realize at the time, but they did-The Bible! We have an instruction manual for life. But are we reading daily?
I don’t know why it’s so hard for me to stay in routine. My perfect weekday routine includes getting up before everyone and reading. I love the quiet house with no interruptions. But there are more seasons than I would like to admit that extra sleep wins and I fail to get up early.
The seasons that my Bible is neglected is usually filled with more stress and worries. The seasons of discipline and daily reading gives each day a positive outlook.
For example, the thing that stresses me out in life is the feeling of not having enough time to do all the things I want to do. I have so many ideas and ambitions, but I sometimes just “zone out” because I know there isn’t enough time to do them all.
But let me tell you about the last few weeks. I have been diligent, and my daily readings have been on point. Each day I have accomplished so many meaningful things. I feel energized and renewed. I thank God for the words on those pages and the time He is giving me to read the Bible.
I read this quote at some point in my life, “God will give you exactly the amount of time you need in a day to do the things He wants you to do.” I need to listen better for where He wants me to spend my time and reading the Bible will help me hear!
Reading my Bible has changed my life through the years. I can't remember the last time I had anxiety about anything. I am slower to get angry. The Bible taught me to be me, exactly as God created me, not a duplicate or a replica of others. I stopped striving and have learned all about grace. Thank you, God for your Bible, and help us devote our time to reading!
If you have kids and want to read about ways I encouraged them to read their Bible, I wrote this a few months ago. https://www.nataliebonkowski.com/post/three-tactics-to-encourage-your-teen-kids-to-read-their-bible