One of the things that people tend to struggle with is finding time to spend with God. Trust me, I understand your frustration. Working nights, going to school full-time, and having a family makes spending time with God sometimes get moved to the back burner. Of course that’s not really good for you.

While many people see Christianity as just another religion out there in the market place, the truth is that Christianity is very much about a relationship. We get something that most other religions don’t, and that is a personal relationship with the God of the universe!

Have you ever stopped to think about that? The God who created everything wants to be intimately involved in every aspect of our lives. That’s amazing to me. Wouldn’t you think he had better things to do with his time? That’s the nice thing about God, he’s the ultimate multi-tasker!

Since he desires to have a relationship with us we should in turn invest our time in building our relationship with him. We do this through prayer and reading the Word. Everything that God specially revealed about himself is contained in the words of Scripture. Sure we can learn some things about God from nature, and we should, but we will never have a rounded understanding of who he is from nature. For that we need to read the Bible.

So what’s the principle? Break time. If you work out in the secular world the law requires that they give you breaks. In an eight-hour shift  that’s two 15 minutes and one 30 minute. So what are you going to do with that time? Read your Bible!

Maybe you can start off slow. Just take one of your 15 minute breaks and pick something out of Scripture and read it. What you’ll find as you get into the habit is that you’ll want to read more and more. In fact you’ll start thinking about what you read and what it means, and you’ll begin to meditate upon the words of Scripture.

Does this work for everyone? Sure! If you are a stay at home mom who is cleaning house, take a break and spend some time in the word. Set a timer if you need to, but make it a daily habit. Are you a student? Read between classes. When I was in High School and College I would always sneak in a little Bible reading between classes and I found it very beneficial.

The point is to start off slow and build into more and more time in the Word. It’ll happen if you start with just one break a day. The hunger for more will build in you and then it is easy to open your Bible and feast on the Word of the Lord. Give it a try, what’s the worst that could happen!