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just trumps sitting down with your
Bible this morning?
The great thing about God and
meeting Him is that there is no
formula. There is no prescription or
protocol for “quiet time.” Truth is,
your time with God doesn’t even have
to be quiet.
Take a look at your life. Where
are you getting messages from
throughout the day?
Your cell phone, Blackberry, iPhone,
Set an alarm or message to
yourself with a favorite verse or just
a reminder to take a moment and
thank God for the ability to even own
Your computer (that you’re reading this on right now)?
Set your desktop to a saying or scripture that will stick
with you throughout the day or week. And be mindful of
where you go when you’re online. Seek that information
and entertainment that honors God and is good for your
Radio? There are plenty of stations that can help infuse
thoughts about God into your day.
Even if you stick a post-it on your windshield or mirror
with a thought or Word from scripture…
It doesn’t have to be grand or dramatic.
“I have hidden your word in my heart that I may not sin
against you.” Psalm 119:11
Hide His word in your heart! Not so you can avoid
getting in trouble from a God who has a checklist of Good
Christian behavior and Bad Christian behavior.
No! Our God is a loving God who wants you to know Him
as He knows you! Once you begin inviting God into your
daily life through Scripture, suddenly that baby won’t
seem quite as loud nor that project seem so looming.
God whispers peace, love and understanding. So go
Is daily time in the Word realistic?
How many times have you resolved to start a Bible study?
Or to read your Bible everyday… maybe even twice a day?
Maybe it’s something that your youth pastor or mom or
husband or wife suggested to you and it seems like a good
idea. It even seems doable.
And then your alarm goes off, you hit snooze or the
baby cries or your computer crashes or… and before you
know it, you’re lucky to get out the door on time let alone
read and meditate on scripture.
So what does that mean? Have you let God down? Have
you fallen short?
Or are you just human?
The fact is, life is busy and hard and there are a million
demands on all of us all the time. But the truth is—God
knows, sees and understands it all. It is His desire for us to
know, see and understand Him within our human capacity.
For this reason, He gave us these scriptures. This sacred
This is our medium to true intimacy and understanding
of the God who so generously understands, forgives and
So what does that mean for the screaming baby or the
paper that can’t wait or the presentation for the boss that