It seems like every year, life just gets busier. Everyone has mile long to-do lists, a million places to be, and an increasingly limited amount of time to accomplish these things. Life is a series of classes, homework, jobs, and it’s hard to balance even getting in a meal and some sleep during the day. While this lifestyle can be stressful and challenging for anyone, for Christians, this is a dangerous place to be, because it’s when we’re busy that it’s easiest to forget about God.
The good news is, the earlier you start setting aside time for God each day, the easier it will be to maintain it. Ecclesiastes 12:1 says to remember our Creator in the days of our youth. It’s in stressful times that we pick up bad habits, or drop good habits, so we have to make sure that we can maintain it.
In our busiest moments, it’s easy to forget about God, but that’s when we need Him the most.
It’s easy for people writing articles to say that we need to make time each day for God, to pray and study the Bible. However, putting that into practice is not easy, and it takes a lot of time and diligence.
Here are some ideas on how to include God more into your everyday life:
- Set an alarm on your phone to remind you to pray at certain points during the day
- Create small, attainable goals to help you get in the habit of reading your Bible every day. I read three chapters a day, and that should get me through the Bible in a year. But if you’re not accustomed to a daily routine, start off with one chapter a day for a week, and then add more chapters until it is a habit.
- Have someone hold you accountable. Ask your friend to do a reading plan with you, or write prayer lists together. It’s easier to do things if someone else is doing them with you.
- Use your time in the shower or driving to pray.
“Thy word I have hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” Psalm 119:11.