I’m going to make a confession. Sometimes I skip my bible time for the day. I know, I know it’s
awful. I’ve tried that blessed morning time before the kids wake up but some days my daily chores
overwhelm me and I’m not fully there. I plan to make it up at bedtime but then I’m so tired it just goes
to the backburner. I don’t know about you but that’s always how I treat the most important things in
life. I always feel more fulfilled after bible time but it just is blocked out by the mundane. Distractions
are something in our life that just wear us down in times that we need to be fed.
When I was growing up, television was one of those big distractions keeping parents from
spending quality time. Now we not only have that same distraction but now we have these phones that
allow you to see anything you want, anytime you want and keeps you fully distracted at all times. We
are missing out on the important stuff by engaging in unimportant time fillers. We make excuses that we
just don’t have time but is that really true? Are we really so ridiculously busy that we can’t take 15
minutes to spend time feeding our souls? Hint: Nope.
“but all too quickly the message is crowded out by the worries of this life, the lure of wealth, and the
desire for other things, so no fruit is produced.” (Mark 4:19)
Those days that I’ve skipped the most important part of our day are times that I feel the most
alone. We all know that feeling of emptiness. Our souls crave His word. Our souls crave our family and if
we are too busy to enrich our lives with that instead of chores we feel it, deeply. We are a busy culture.
That’s the truth. We work hard and that’s ok, but don’t work so hard that we are empty shells walking
around in a world that needs awakening. Don’t sacrifice your soul to make sure the laundry is done.
Invest in yourself and your family but first invest in His word. That alone will give you the energy to
thrive in this life in an important way.
Mrs. Hannah Whitaker

Mrs. Hannah Whitaker

"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer" (Romans 12:12 NIV).