I must admit that I have been struggling to get back on track with spending time in the Bible daily, until just recently. There was a time when it was automatic for me to start the day with a cup of coffee and an hour in God's word, soaking up the strength to go on with the day. I got out of the routine, and, as with all good habits, it has been difficult to get back in. But, I am making progress.
For the past week, I have been reading the book of Hebrews. I usually read two chapters a morning, right after waking up, and write my thoughts on the reading in a notebook. It has been wonderful, so focusing. I found these wise words:
"...pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away." Hebrews 2:1
We have to pay attention, or we risk drifting away. When I stopped getting up early, spending time in my Bible, and praying before I began the day, I wasn't paying attention. And I drifted. But, there is hope for me:
"He rewards those who earnestly seek him."
I need only to seek Him again, and He will be there, ready to reward my efforts. He has never stopped speaking, I only stopped listening. It feels wonderful, peaceful to be seeking, paying attention, and drifting back to the Father.