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Cristina Harty

Cristina Be honest. Do you read your Bible daily? I am pretty confident to say that most people do not read their Bible daily. I think a lot of people error on the, “I am too busy to read my Bible, or I don’t need to read the Bible to be a Christian.” Really? That is one of the dumbest things I have ever heard!

In Joshua 1:8 it says, “Meditate on the Word day and night so that you may be prosperous and successful. It doesn’t say you need to read 10 chapters a day to be prosperous or successful. It says meditate on the word. What does meditate mean? It means to think deeply, or carefully about something. It isn’t necessary quantity, but quality. You can read a whole chapter, and not process or remember one thing you read. You may be able to check the box that you read the Bible, but you sure didn’t absorb anything you read. Therefore, you will not be meditating on scripture! God wants you to take His Holy Word, and read it, even if it is one scripture. Think deeply about what you read. Let it become alive inside of you.

Remember you are setting an example for your children. They are sponges, and they take note of everything you do whether you realize it or not. If they see momma or daddy reading their Bible each morning and/or night; you better believe that makes an impression on them. How can you say to your child, “It is important for you to read your Bible when you yourself rarely pick up your own?” Are you the type that is, “Do as I say, but don’t do as I do?” Hypocrite! I have been there so don’t feel condemned, but make a point to change. Do something about it! Today is a new day! It is never too late to start.

We all live busy lives. We have a million things pulling at our attention, but we must take time to read God’s Word. I am a busy mom of five children. I have a million things on my plate each and every day, but I know better than to think I can go without reading God’s Word.