The Lord has made it easier, in our day, to read the scriptures. We have access to scriptures online, on our bookshelf or on a tablet. However, we may have so much information that it becomes hard to focus on what is most important.
We have stress. We have deadlines. It’s easy to keep creating lists and invent things to do to occupy our time. We can even congratulate ourselves for being busy.
However, let us make sure we don’t forget to study Christ’s words. Learn about Him. Get to know Him.
For me this means I make sure I get a half hour of scripture study a day. I make this a priority. You should pray and ask to know what priorities you should focus on. Use the scriptures to help you in your search for an answer.
5) If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. 6) But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.James 1:4-6
Don’t be surprised if the answer is simple. It could be the most important thing you need to do is teach by example one of Christ’s attributes to your children each week.
Remember, it’s generally the basic and simple things that garner strength in the Lord’s way:
27) But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty.1 Corinthians 1:27
I think we often over-complicate in many instances. It’s possible, however, the things that can help us most is focusing on the simple things in a more consistent manner.