Bible Reading

What are the most common reasons women don’t get their daily dose of time with God? We are so busy that we think we don’t have time. Let me share with you a little story that illustrates what happens when we don’t purpose to make time with God happen every day.

One morning, a Sunday school teacher brought a pan of brownies to class. As the goodies sat over by her chair, she gave each child a slip of paper marked with a household expense: house payment, utility bill, phone bill, entertainment, etc. Then she picked up the brownies and began naming the expenses written on the papers. As the children stepped up she redeemed their slips for a brownie.

Finally, the last brownie had disappeared. But one boy still held his unredeemed slip. “God!” called the Sunday school teacher. The boy came forward. I bet he was hoping the teacher had one more brownie hidden somewhere. But she took the knife and scraped the crumbs from the bottom of the pan into the boy’s napkin. She said, “The brownies represent your money. If you don’t give God his share right away, He probably won’t get anything except maybe the crumbs.”

Just like with our tithing of money, God deserves and wants your first fruits; He desires and deserves the first fruits of our time, creativity, and effort.

“Honor the Lord from your wealth, and from the first of all your produce; so your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will overflow with new wine,” Proverbs 3:9-10 (NASB).

Whenever you struggle with giving or priorities remember the Crummy Sunday School Lesson, and you’ll be reminded of who should and must always come first in your life! So that covers the “even if you don’t have time.” You have to MAKE time to have time. It is up to us to make it happen.

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Can you covenant with me to make Bible time a priority?

Love, Love, Love,

Lorrie, Randy’s Rib

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2 Responses to Bible Reading

  • BJ Lindberg says:

    Thank you for this great illustration. I may use the idea with activities we/I often put first in the day before devotions and too often come up short on what matters most.

    • Lorrie Flem says:

      We all do this, BJ. I pray you are able to use this illustration to help your family realize the importance of having God go first :)

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