We have a program at our church called BBB- Bible Before Breakfast. Take 15 minutes first thing in the morning before shower, breaky, dressing, anything..spend the first few minutes with God and start your day off right.
---Ann5758 on 10/22/07|
Yes, I work on a ambulance for 12 hours a day. Sitting on road corners and in parking lots, make for a boring day when you are not busy. I keep at least a small NT bible with me. Any time you got a couple of minutes to sit and read, you have it handy. You sit down to eat, read a couple of passages. I have even read in the bathroom. Any time you got a minute or two, you could be reading. I suggest starting in Romans.
---geraa7578 on 4/2/07|
if you havent the time to read the bible, get some tapes, or cds of the bible..(Mathew,Mark, Luke, John and Acts are on tapes/cd) with portable players with earphones where you have in your pocket and listen to the bible on tape/cd wherever you go...this way, you dont have to handle anything much...just turn it on and listen...I do cos I drive around much...
---jana on 8/17/06|
Is Jesus first or your "schedule". Give him priority. He'llopen up your schedule. We all live too busy lives and are all guilty of this. I struggle daily. But when I do put him first, the rest of the day gets handled with time left over. Use tapes in your car, while you bathe,cook. Take 15 minutes read your Bible before bed or better yet set your alarm 15 min earlier in the morning. You can do it. It will make a difference in your day. Don't let Satan rob you with "no time to do it".
---Terry on 8/16/06|
We all have busy schedules. It is a matter of priority (what is most important to you)
Put God first and you will be amazed at how things flow the rest of the day and how you get more done than you thought possible.
---anita on 9/28/05|
Another idea, get the NT on CD, then pop it in and listen while you work, drive or what ever.
---geraa7578 on 9/8/05|
Hi, There is also audio Bible you can listen while you work relax or sleep let it sink in. You can try reading at lunch or get up earlier in the morning, read during a break at work. Listen to the audio bible as you drive places. go sleep a half hour later and read. Pray for the Lord to guide you don't let satan fool you into thinking your too busy for God
---judit4846 on 9/7/05|
look at this way,, did Jesus Christ""HAVE TO LEAVE HEAVEN TO DIE FOR YOU"" ?I'd look into your heart and see if you truly asked Jesus to become your Savior, are you really saved,, because if you are you will want to read Gods word BECAUSE HE SHOULD BE FIRST IN YOUR LIFE!!
---michele on 9/6/05|
Are you really serious....the bible doesnt fit into your schedule i never knew we had to fit God into our schedule Do you really want to Serve Jesus or do you think he is like a requirement such as taking a course in college ...Sometimes i have to scratch my head in awe at some of these questions. Maybe you need to ask God if he can fit you into his time frame? First thing when you get out of bed wash your face and get on your knees, believe you me it works and tell Jesus all about it,
---lea on 8/31/05|
You could get a good daily Bible reading schedule, get up earlier than usual, and "make" time for God's word. Grace to You has a really good daily Bible, written by John MacArthur, which will take you through the Bible in 1 year. If you need the web address, you can contact me on the penpal section.
---tommy3007 on 8/31/05|
I've found that if I don't make it a priority, I don't do it either. Lunch breaks, before breakfast, before going to sleep at night. Start out small so you don't feel so overwhelmed by it that you don't do it at all. Read one verse a day and meditate on its meaning. As time goes on you'll find yourself wanting to read more, to dig in deeper, and you will make time for it. Use driving time to pray and meditate on what you have read.
---Katie on 8/30/05|
And.... your time to find this blog and write to it and ask a question came from where?
Your lunch and or dinner time didn't just happen.
Did you go to school or work?
We have time for what we take the time for.
Make an appointment with God and keep it. Show the Lord the honor you show your Doctor.
---Elder on 8/30/05|
There are serveral options available to you. 1. Most Bible books stores have various guides that will give you Bible readings for that day. 2. There are Bibles on Tape. Put one in your car. 3. Discipline yourself to read or listen to the Bible at the same time each day. Once it becomes a habit, you won't want to miss it. 4. Get a moderan TRANSLATION of the Bible. Once something is easy to read, you are more likely to read it.(Make sure its a translation and not a paraphrase.)
---WIVV on 8/30/05|
king david wrote in psalms 119:105,your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.my advice is to get up a little earlier in the morning and read a passage in the bible you could start with the book of John before praying. at night after getting ready for bed find a quiet place in your home and read a chapter a night if you can. book of john in the new testament is an encouragement to new believers.
---Onley on 8/30/05|
Hi Jenni, As a Christmas present. I received "The One Year Bible" the New International Version (NIV) which is arranged in 365 daily readings. On January (1) it started with Genesis, Matthew and a psalm and proverbs. It is so interesting I have a hard time putting it down. I do this before I turn on the computer each morning.
This is what got me motivated.
God Bless You
---rue on 8/29/05|
Steven, you sure got a giggle out of me!
PLEASE drop into the "Humor Blog" sometime!
We need some 'regular' guys like you with a sense of humor!
We've been slowing down some, ALL of you make an appearance at the Humor blog!
---NVBarbara on 8/29/05|
I had the same problem and the way I solved it was to sign up for daily bible verses to be sent to my e-mail address. Every day when I open my mail I feel obligated to read the verses before reading my other mail.
---Sam on 8/29/05|
First: Hide the Remote! If we are too busy for God, we are TOO BUSY! Nobody is busy 24 hours a day! Take time before you go to bed, or get up a little earlier.
Steven's idea made me laugh out loud, but it works for him! God bless!
---NVBarbara on 8/29/05|
MAKE TIME! Rearrange a couple of things like time spent watching TV or talking on the phone and you will find the time.
Listening to car cassette/CD Bible reading works too.
---Pierr7958 on 8/29/05|
I have a Bible that's set up to read within 1 year. It's set up for daily readings, with scriptures from the old & new testament, Psalms, & Proverbs. Each reading takes about 15-20 mins. I get up, do my 30 min. workout (on TV), eat breakfast and then I grab a cup of coffee and my Bible and do my daily reading. I don't have to be at work until 9:00 and I get up at about 6:15 a.m. If something comes up where I can't read that morning, then I make it a point to read after dinner.
---Dorothy on 8/29/05|
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Make the time. What if you called upon God for help and he said, "Oh I can't fit you into my schedule, come back later". What then? Bottom line You need to make time, you need to make it fit into your schedule. I understand that people work long hours, but read after you wake up in the morning, lunch break, turn off the tv, radio, etc and study then.
---Rebecca_D on 8/29/05|
Yes there is a way. This may sound weird but I like to read when I'm in the bathroom trying to go, so to speak. It works, and I get my bible reading in every day. Sometimes more than once a day!
---Steven on 8/29/05|
Don't wait until you are laying in the bed with all the time in the world. Bible on tape is good if you are traveling far to your work etc. believe it or not, it speaks to you the same, the dramatized holds your attention more.OR keep an bible opened and for only one minute a day, read ONE scripture each time you pass, that isnt long. OR cut out t.v. I dont have t.v. and am fine without it.replace it with bible time, ask the Lord to speak to you when you read or listen to the word.
---jan4876 on 8/29/05|
Recently, I began a different morning routine. When I get up, I go to my kitchen &, sitting at the table, pray - this helps to clear my head & wake up ;-). I read a daily devotion & the scripture associated with the devotion. I often find that I read more than just the given scriptures. The change was challenging at first but I see it now as the best way to start my day. The few minutes it takes hasn't hampered me leaving the house on time & I'm learning a valuable lesson about prioritizing.
---Shelly on 8/29/05|