The key is to just start!

If you’re like me you have all kinds of great ideas and lists of things you like to do but sometimes you just don’t know where to begin. We can all be too busy to spend some quiet time to read and meditate on God’s word, but really all it takes is just doing it.

I always thought I had to be in a quiet, perfect spot alone with my Bibles and study tools , but I’m learning that even a few minutes reading the Bible on my phone I can hear from God and get the encouragement I need for the moment! I think the more we do this, the more we will desire time with the Lord, and as we are immersed in his word He will give us that desire to create that time alone with Him.

We can spend a lot of time planning a meal, but I’m reminded of the verse in Matthew 4:4 where Jesus says- “people do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.”

To really live, and have the peace and strength and encouragement we need, we first must regularly feed on the word that comes from the mouth of God.

Then we need to talk to someone else about what we’re hearing from God, we need to pick a friend or co-worker to encourage and to share what we are learning.

That is my encouragement for you today- just start with a little and talk to someone about it 🙂

Published by Linda Colby

Linda has been a Bible teacher in a national women's ministry for the past 14 years, overseeing and leading women of all ages and their children in their pursuit of growing in the knowledge and understanding of the Word and deepening their relationships in Jesus Christ. She is now involved with the new ministry “The Encouraging Word”. She has a Masters in Bible and Theology from Western Seminary and works with a team to write Bible studies that will encourage, teach, counsel and grow men and women in relationship to God and to one another.

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