Have you ever gone without food for a day, or had to do a fasting blood test? You may fret a little the night before - will you be terribly hungry or have a bad headache? Then your day starts and you go about your routine. You may not even notice that you haven't eaten.
But then it gets hard to focus, you feel stressed and tired. You may get impatient and cranky with those around you. Eventually you feel weak and shaky and may even be unable to cope emotionally with life.
Our spiritual lives are no different: the Word of God is our spiritual nourishment. Just as you need to eat healthy food every day, and give your body time to digest it, so too you benefit from reading God's word and taking some time to let it sink in - for your spirit to 'digest' it, so to speak. And it doesn't have to be a lot or take up much time.
On the table in the Place of Welcome are small booklets of daily devotions with short scripture passages that you might find useful. Please pick up one next time you are at church.
Or check out the following links:
Pray As You Go - The Jesuits in Britian
God Pause - Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota www.luthersem.edu/godpause/daily_view.asp
Our Daily Bread - From RBC Ministries http://odb.org/
... in the meantime. where faith meets everyday life - by David Lose http://www.davidlose.net/