How Do I Seek God First – Nike Anderson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you ever struggle to find time for Bible study and prayer? Goodness, I think that I can hear all of the amens going up around country!

I get the struggle. I LIVE the struggle. I love Jesus, but I get distracted. Don’t let me pick up my smartphone and accidently hit the Facebook app instead of my Bible app. 

But, are we missing our blessing?

When I spend regular time in Bible study and prayer, I can feel it! The sweetness of God’s Holy Spirit leads me and I am so blessed. In a world filled with rising chaos, the Holy Spirit supplies the love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness and self-control that blesses my life. (And my family likes me so.much.more.

But, what happens when I don’t spend time with God?

I get grumpy.
People start getting on my nerves.
My words lose their sweetness.

I couldn’t find the exact quote, but I remember Rick Warren saying that when he doesn’t spend time with God:

…after 3 days, he can tell the difference.
…after 5 days his family can tell the difference.
…after 10 days EVERYONE can tell the difference.

Do you want God’s Word to flow deeper into your heart and mind? I’m not talking about just doing a deeper Bible study, but do you want the truth of the scriptures to bury deep in your heart?

Listen to this Better Together podcast episode and my conversation with Nike Anderson. She’s a homeschool mom and business owner. Nike shares the question that she’s been asking God. She also tells us about an ah-ha moment that she had while reading 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 that taught her about embodying God’s Word, instead of just reading God’s Word.he

If you haven’t listened to an episode of the Better Together podcast, now’s the time! (It’s only 10 minutes long – you can do it!)

 


 

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Speaker and author, Barbara L. Roose has a passion for inspiring women to connect with God and each other. She is the author of Enough Already: Winning Your Ugly Struggle with Beauty and Beautiful Already: Reclaiming God's Perspective on Beauty (bible study). Connect with Barb on social media: @barbroose and at Facebook.com/barbararoose

2 thoughts on “How Do I Seek God First – Nike Anderson

    • Nike, I’m so sorry that I missed your comment. It was such a pleasure sharing your story with our Better Together audience. Thank you for your words of inspiration and encouragement. God’s blessings in all you do!

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