Monday, July 19, 2010

"Sandwich" It in!

By Adam Faughn

Many of you can agree with this statement: "There is always something else to do." When we go to bed at night, we do so knowing there is something we didn't accomplish that day.

As Christians, there is always another person to encourage or teach. We always could read and study more of our Bible, or we could always spend a little more time in prayer and devotion. There is always another lesson to apply.

Amazingly, though, we often leave all of that out of our daily routine. While we known (as the song states), "There is much to do, there's work on every hand," we often put our relationship with God on hold while we finish other tasks.

It is commonplace for us to complete our tasks for our occupation while not taking a few moments to read God's Word each day. It is the usual practice for us to make sure our homes are clean and that we are caught up on laundry and bills, without ever thinking about taking a few minutes to pray.

This article is not meant to cause guilt; rather, it is meant to show us that there is time to do both! There are many times in each day when we have "free" time, but we nearly always devote that time to activities other than those dealing with God. I've told many folks, even if you'll just read the Bible for 5 minutes on your lunch break, you'll be amazed at the difference it makes in your life! That's just one simple suggestion; there are many other times when you could "sandwich" in some time with God.

Could you rise 10 minutes earlier? How about stay up 15 minutes later? Could you take a Bible to work and read on your breaks? How about listening to sermons in the car?

After some time, you'll find you want more and more time in these efforts, so start making the time now.

- via the weekly bulletin of the Lebanon Road church of Christ in Nashville, TN. Adam Faughn serves as the pulpit minister for the congregation, and he may be contacted through the congregation’s website at:

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