Reading the bible and spending one on one time with God consistently is one of the hardest things. Most people struggle with remembering, staying focused, and getting interested or inspired. But its okay, that happens.
Remembering and staying focused while spending time with God can get tough. But instead of forcing yourself to do what you have probably been told to do, find a way to connect with God that you enjoy! For example, if you love music, take some time by yourself to listen to worship songs. Focus on the words and what they are saying. If a song was inspired by a certain passage, figure out what it is and focus on that verse. Pray and talk with God about it. Or if you love to write, read your bible and then journal about what you read and what it meant to you.
Now even if you try something new, don’t neglect reading the bible. We are called to learn the Word and in that is when we will grow to know more about the Lord and His plan for us. If you struggle to remember to read your bible try setting an alarm on your phone for when you know you will have time to read. Or pick a time in the day that you can commit to reading. It could be right when you wake up, while you’re eating breakfast/lunch, or maybe even in between classes. If you want to read in the morning when you wake up, put a sticky note on your phone reminding you to. That way when you reach for your phone in the morning you can be reminded to pick up your bible instead. Just find what works for you and set reminders for yourself, whether through alarm, sticky notes, etc..
I know it can be difficult to remember and find time in a busy day to read your bible. But just find the ways in which you enjoy connecting with God and really embrace them. The reality is, as Christians, reading our bible and spending time with God daily is something that we need to make a routine. After a few weeks it becomes a natural thing to pick up your bible and spend 20 minutes studying His word. And looking back months and even years from now you will be so happy you created a routine for your daily devotions. At the College of Health Science we are committed to teaching and equipping you with the tools to become the best of yourself that you can be and that does not mean just physically but spiritually, as well.
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