The last two Saturdays I've spent time shoveling a couple of yards of top soil into my flower beds. There were spots missing top soil due to wind and erosion caused by HEAVY rains and others spots with slight depressions. If the weather is clear this Saturday, I will spread the last 1/2 yard.
The new top soil not only filled in void spots, it nourished the plants which were planted over the years. The blossoms and foliage brightened in a short time. The new flowers are healthy and growing.
The Word of God is like top soil in our spiritual lives, it brings nourishment and fills void spots. Many times I've told myself it's OK, I didn't have time to pick up the Bible today but somehow I had time to breeze through Southern Living or goof around on FB. I have to ask myself, am I filling void spots with the Word of God or other things? It is not necessarily bad stuff, but it certainly isn't time in the Word or with prayer.
I want 2013 to be the year I consistently seek Him first.