During the week we seem to have less time to do the things we want to do; most weekdays, in fact, it sometimes feels like we just need to get through the days, saving up extra tasks for the weekends. That was how it was for me before I retired, and I know I wasn’t the only one.
Yet I always found time to check my social media accounts, check out a favorite TV show, or talk on the phone with a friend. The things that are important to us are the things that we make time for.
So this week I’m sending you a challenge: below are 5 verses from the Psalms. Each morning read one of them – in no particular order, choose according to your own heart that day – and mindfully place it in your heart. When you stop to eat your lunch, read the entire psalm from which that day’s verse was taken. Don’t scan it; READ it – and while you’re reading it, pray it. Make those words yours and then give them back to the Father. Finally, the last thing before you go to sleep, read it again.
Just for this week, be intentional about this. It won’t take much time, but it will connect you to the Scriptures in a prayerful way for a few minutes. This won’t guarantee overnight wealth, you won’t lose 21 pounds, and it won’t make all of your dreams come true. But what it will do is connect you to your Father and bring His presence into your heart in a new way.
Just try it. 5 days.