The people here were more open-minded than those in Thessalonica, since they welcomed the message with eagerness and examined the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so. – Acts 17:11 (HCSB)
It’s so easy to get distracted by all the things going on. Maybe it’s the sports team at your school, or binge-watching your favorite TV show. Most of the time, there are too many things going on and it keeps us from spending time with God.
I like how today’s Bible verse describes these people. They welcomed the message with eagerness and examined the scriptures. How long has it been since you’ve been eager to read your Bible? When was the last time you examined the scriptures and really let God speak into your life?
If you’re honest, maybe it has been awhile. If so, don’t be upset about it. Instead, use it as a motivator to keep your relationship with God fresh. Determine to say no to the things that are keeping you from spending time with God. Ask Him to show you how you can move things around in your life to make more time for reading the Bible.
Maybe you can get up 10 minutes earlier each day. Perhaps you need to say no to going out with friends one night so that you can spend a little more time in the word. Whatever it is, choose to make time with God a priority in your life. Get excited about God’s word and make it a part of your life!