Do you see the photo up above?
It is one of my ‘war rooms’ (https://stephanieamalcolm.com/war-room-where-do-you-pray/ in my home.
This is where you can often find me with my children reading a story, reading the Bible, or watching funny YouTube videos in the evening.
I have to admit that at times my Bible time can lag.
Often it seems that I put my time and effort into other areas.
It takes a concious effort to read the Bible and meditate on it.
Sometimes I don’t feel like it. And those are the days that I can tell something is missing.
Reading the Bible is not always an easy task, especially if you have other things on your or on your agenda.
But on the days I don’t read it, I feel ‘off’ on everything.
Then these become the days that I tend to be more snappy toward my children.
Or react in anger.
Or feel depressed, sad, jealous, or tempted.
The very first thing to sneak into my heart is discontent when I find myself not reading my Bible regularly.
Dealing with Discontentment
If you find yourself struggling with discontentment, here are a few posts that you may find helpful.
Discontentment is a state of the soul, not a product of your circumstances.
What Does the Bible have to Say?
Let us turn to the Bible and see what Deuteronomy tells us.
“You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart. Recite them to your children and talk about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise. Bind them as a sign on your hand, fix them as an emblem on your forehead, 9and write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates ” (6:5-9).
Colossians 3:15 advises, “And let the peace of God rule in your hearts…. and be thankful.”
Ladies, may I encourage you to make the time to read His word and make time for His precious voice to be heard in your life.