Everyone knows that reading the Bible everyday is important, but it seems like we never have the time to stop and read the Bible. We all have busy lives; my typical day consists of having class in the morning, then work in the afternoon, then when I finally get the chance to go home and rest there is piles of homework waiting. A helpful tip that I find is instead of trying to save reading the bible for one time during the day, read the bible whenever you get a chance for free time. Some examples where I take advantage to read the bible are when I eat lunch alone, when I have 10-15 minutes in between classes, when I’m waiting at a doctors office, or basically whenever I have some time to spare of doing nothing. Instead of playing Candy Crush or watching youtube videos (ect.), we should take that time to read the Bible and hear Gods voice. With the technology that we have nowadays, we can bring our bible everywhere we go through our cell phone! Because of the convenience of the Bible app, we no longer have to carry that heavy bible everywhere.
Not only is reading the Bible good to give us wisdom, but it is also important because we need to form a relationship with God. Relationship with God is the most important thing about being a Christian. To be a true Christian is more than knowing that God exists, but having a relationship with him daily. Before thinking about what ministry you want to do for the church, prioritize your time with the Lord First. I used to always think about what ministries I want to serve in my church, such as being in the music team, but I felt that God was telling me that a relationship with him is where I should focus first. Now, I went from not reading the bible daily, to reading it everyday and meditating his word in my heart. I really want to know him more and have him reveal himself more to me.
A common bible story that people can relate to is the story of Mary and Martha. Jesus came to visit them and Martha was too busy preparing food instead of stopping to hear the word of God. She got upset at Mary because Mary did not help her with preparations, instead she sat down and listened to what Jesus had to say. Although Martha did the right thing to prepare food for Jesus, Jesus valued more with what Mary was doing. Mary valued the relationship and word of God from Jesus, which is exactly what Jesus was looking for.
We can apply this Bible story to our lives. God is searching for our relationship with him more than our ministry to him. He wants to have a relationship with you first before you focusing on doing ministry for him. God is our father, so treat him like your father. God does not only want to be known to you as a father. He wants you to have a relationship with him, just like how a father would want to have a relationship with his child. So remember to value your time with the Lord and the rest will be sure to come.
REFERENCE: Luke 10:38-42 38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said.40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”
41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed—or indeed only one.[a]Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.