True or false: A lot of our time is consumed with thoughts of food.
From the moment we open our eyes, it begins.
I am hungry!
What will I eat?
What am I cooking today?
Do I have food to cook?
I need to go to the supermarket to buy food!
And it continues throughout the day.
Don’t believe me? Try keeping a log of how many times your mind runs on food in one day. You’d be surprised.
By contrast, how much time do we spend thinking about spiritual food? Maybe not quite as much, right?
If we had a choice, we wouldn’t let our bellies go hungry for too long.
So why are we comfortable starving our minds of God’s word?
Job 23:12b NASB says, “I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.”
Do we feel that way?
That we simply can’t make it through a day without feeding on God’s word?
If we are not there yet, there is still time.
We say that we don’t have the time, but I have been told that we make time for what is important to us.
So the question is, is God’s word important to us?
Here’s a suggestion, get up a few minutes earlier than usual and read God’s word.
Set your alarm, or ask God to wake you up at that time. Think it won’t happen? Give it a try.
Many of us reach for our phones the moment we open our eyes.
Why not download a Bible app on your phone?
Many of them have a daily verse. Try reading that verse first thing in the morning. Ask God to reveal something from it that you can take with you throughout the day.
As time goes on, you can try reading the chapter associated with that verse.
Before you know it, you will be curious about the other chapters and you will be reading an entire book.
Warning: if you do this for at least 21 days, you could develop a habit. 😀
How do I know this works? That is what happened with me.
Yes, it IS STILL a daily struggle, but that’s why it has got to be a daily surrender.
But if God can help me with this, He can surely help you.
Just ask Him.