“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
As a busy mom, I’ll admit that it’s often hard finding time for many quiet and solitary moments most days. The tasks at hand each day are abundant and the hours left to complete them often don’t seem to match up. However, I’ve learned over the years that carving out some quiet time each day (or night) to meditate on God’s word is essential for my well-being. I’ve found that it allows me to step back and get a better perspective on the daily issues I face and better equips me to handle them in a way that would be pleasing to God. Studying His Word also helps me keep my thoughts and ideas in line with Him.
Unfortunately, although I know all of this to be true, there are still days when I fail at accomplishing this goal. I’ll admit that I’m guilty of sometimes making excuses in my head, telling myself that I read the Bible with my children or read some devotional that day. However, while I know those are good too, I was recently reminded of why they still aren’t enough when I came across a blog by Glen Schultz. I thought I’d share it in case there are others who, like myself, are sometimes deficient in this area. In it, he said:
When we don’t exercise our minds by reading God’s Word daily, we are not fit for battle and able to engage in the culture war that is raging all around us. We also find ourselves more prone to sin as we haven’t developed the spiritual strength to discern right from wrong. (Schultz, n.d.)
I was struck by how well this statement summed up the overwhelming importance of why we should all be in His word more and more each day. I felt it also highlighted how critical it is for us as parents as we strive to raise up Godly men and women in a world that fights us virtually every step of the way.
References: Schultz, G. (n.d.). [Blog post]. Retrieved from: http://kingdomeducation.org/blog/