It takes more than just being around the Bible to truly connect with its power. You do have to spend time reading it! (How are you going to know what it says if you don’t?) You can’t be satisfied to read it just every once in a while, either. “Faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ” (Romans 10:17), so if you want to keep your faith fresh and strong you need to be continually nourishing it with the Word.

Everyone is busy. But making God’s Word first priority in your life will be investing your time in your own success. As Kenneth and Gloria have said and done for over 45 years, “Don’t try to fit the Word into your schedule. Build your schedule around the Word.”

Keeping your faith intact is the most important thing in your whole life, and you can’t do it by living from Sunday to Sunday. You need to spend time in the Word every day. Start small if you have to. If you only have five minutes, read your Bible for five minutes. But aim for more because the more time you spend in the Word, the stronger your faith will grow; and the stronger your faith grows, the more wonderful your life will be.