Scripture is so important to our lives. The Bible says “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword” (Hebrews 4:12 NIV) When we neglect to read, memorize, and meditate on scripture, we are leaving ourselves vulnerable when the enemy launches his attack. It's the word of God that strengthens our spirit, tears down lies, and breaks strongholds. That is why it is important to saturate yourself with the word even when life gets busy. Here’s 4 tips for adding more scripture into your busy life.
1.Listen while in en route to work or School
Commuting to work or school usually gives most people the largest chunk of undistracted time. Download an app like “The Bible App” and play scripture while you commute. Really focus on the words and let it saturate you. You could even alternate scripture and sermons to go even deeper in the word during that time.
2.Make Scripture Visible
One of my favorite things to recommend to people when memorizing scripture is to put it on your steering wheel. Why? Because you can meditate on that scripture at each red light, reciting it over and over again.
No Car? No Problem. You can also post scripture around your desk at work and in your office. I have scripture printed on my calendars and scheduler n my desk. Ever so often I sit and read the scripture and take a moment to meditate on it. You can even make scripture your screensaver. You would be surprised how much you can surround yourself with scripture when you really put your mind to it.
3. Sign up for an email devotional.
Sometimes it can be difficult to sit down in the morning and do your devotional with your Bible and resources. A great way to make sure you still get that time in is to sign up to receive devotionals each day. While this may not be the quality of time that you want, it can hopefully help you to get into a routine and grow just from those few minutes a day. Those minutes can turn into longer periods of time increasing the quality of your study.
Emailed devotionals are also great because they can be read anywhere. Instead of spending 10 minutes checking social media, choose to spend 10 minutes reading your devotional.
4. Give up food for God
Choose to give up part of your lunch time for reading the Bible. Let it be the first thing you do. We can usually carve out time during lunch to go deeper in God’s word. Think of it like a lunch date if you need to. The more you spend time with him the more you will want to spend time with him.
Scripture is one of our biggest weapons and sources of encouragement. When we neglect to delve into the word of God, we experience a disconnect from God. We need these seeds of truth to take root, germinate, and bloom within us. This is how we have more patience with a difficult boss, how we extend grace to a spouse, and how we love those who are difficult to love. Try to implement one of these tips this week and see how you begin to crave God’s word more and more.