Last weekend I learned this little gem from Pastor Carlos Craig, one of our speakers at the retreat for ministry wives. If you get done reading a chapter or passage of the Bible and think, what did I just read? Chances are you have let the cares of the world choke out the Word.
Jesus talked about this in Matthew 13:22.
And the one on whom seed was sown among the thorns, this is the man who hears the word, and the worry of the world and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.
Perhaps our time would be better spent turning all of our worries, concerns and anxieties over to God, so we don’t choke on His Word.