By Susan Gahan and Rev. Molly
When I first started to get serious about my walk with Jesus, I read two chapters of my Bible a day. To read my Bible and understand it, I had to focus only on it. That meant no television and no noise.
Two chapters became easy, but to feed my spirit-man, I felt I needed more. So I read two chapters in the morning and two chapters in the evening. Then, I also began to say my prayers before work and whenever I felt prompted during my workday. Additionally, I began to feel the need to pray before I got in bed and then start praising God for what He has done in my life.
I know when it is time to do something different. I feel inside I need more, and then I realize it is time to make the change. Your spiritual life changes and grows with time and practice. I have had many changes.
Now I read my Bible at night and watch some teaching by a man or woman of God, someone I know who "walks the walk" not just talks a lot; a whole lot without bearing any fruit in their lives. You will know them by their fruit (Mathew 7:15-20, NIV). Six months ago, you couldn't make me watch anyone. Now I try to tune in to watch someone every morning. That time is the most peaceful, relaxing time of the day because my spirit is getting fed. I tried to "kill two birds with one stone," reading and watching at the same time and got nothing from it. How can you listen and read simultaneously and grasp what God is trying to say to you!
Make changes that you need to keep God first in your life. If you are unsure what changes to make, ask him for his help; the Holy Spirit will guide you.
Matthew 7:7 "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened."