I was reading about routine and was reminded that two thirds of our day is devoted to work and rest, so it is in that remaining third we must pack in prayer, meals, companionship, and here’s the kicker, study.
The author recommends that at least one day a week be devoted to rest and study. We should set aside time to reflect and renew, and that all growth and healing is not conscious. We must give ourselves time to mend and germinate.
We spend so much of our early life going to school and hopefully learning, it is natural to think when school is over we don’t have to study anymore. But the author is right, study is an essential part of our being. I also think that as we grow older and hopefully wiser we find study an intense source of pleasure.
So as this week begins find time to incorporate some form of study into your weekly routine. It might be as rewarding as my four years of taking the EFM program offered by Sewanee to merely picking up a bible, trade publication, or a good book. But in some fashion incorporate study into your week and before you know it a whole new world will be open to you and will continue to be there all your days.