Pause and let the Holy Spirit intervene in my natural flesh response.
Pause so I don’t make the conversations all about me.
Pause and remember: I’m not always right.
Pause to see the blessings, so many blessings, and say “thank you” at least once an hour.
Pause to serve, pause to give, pause to encourage when everyone else rushes by.
The book of Proverbs has even more to say on how taking the time to cherish God’s Word can lead to us being changed by His Word. For example …
“My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding — indeed, if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding … Then you will understand what is right and just and fair — every good path” (Proverbs 2:1-3, 9, NIV).
“Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding. Cherish her, and she will exalt you; embrace her, and she will honor you” (Proverbs 4:6-8, NIV).
We don’t have to get overwhelmed with the enormity and depth of the Bible.
It’s okay if we read just a verse or two today.
Read More:What the Enemy Doesn’t Want You to Know