The #1 Thing You Need to Pursue Jesus

This month I've been sharing tips and resources to help you spend more time with Jesus.
You can read them here, here and here.

But I need to be honest with you and you might hate me for it:

I could give you ideas after ideas about how to get more time with Jesus,
but if your heart is not in it,
nothing of what I say will impact you in any way.

You've got to be disciplined in your pursuit of Jesus.

If you're like me (I'm a total feeler), you may rely on your feelings for when you'll read the Bible.

But pursuing Jesus is not just a touchy-feely thing,

it takes discipline; it takes self control and obedience.

Some days the feelings might come rushing at you, but some days they may not be there at all.

That's when we need to be obedient in nurturing our relationship with Jesus.

When you pick up the Bible instead of neglecting it, your obedience will be rewarded.

And the feelings will come, trust me. (It also helps if you pray for the desire to read His Word)

Let me share with you some verses that will help you in spiritual disciplines.

O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you;
my soul thirsts for you;
my flesh faints for you,
as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
— Psalm 63:1
You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.
— Jeremiah 29:13
For it is no empty word for you, but your very life, and by this word you shall live long in the land that you are going over the Jordan to possess.”
— Deuteronomy 32:47
but his delight is in the law of the LORD,
and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree
planted by streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers.
— Psalm 1:2-3
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
— 2 Timothy 3:16
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
— Colossians 3:16

I know - I know - that if you're in the busy season of young children, you don't get much time to read.

But let it be a blessing in disguise.

You only got 5 minutes? Perfect. Use those 5 minutes to dwell on ONE verse.

Just ONE. Let yourself immerse in the Word, dwell on it, meditate on it, chew on it.

If you could use help using the little pockets of your time to read the Word,
you need our Indwelt Bible Study Guide: Bite-Sized Study for Wrung-Out Moms.

It is designed to break verses down into 1 to 2 verses at a time, and that's all you read for the day.

Let the Study Guide help you dwell richly in the Word of God one verse at a time.

Learn more about the Study Guide here.