Readabök & Readabit -- September 6, 2020 1

Readabök & Readabit — September 6, 2020

Readabök & Readabit -- September 6, 2020 2
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If you’ve read Roald Dahl books, like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, you know he loves to make up words–that’s where we got the diddly in our name from. So since it’s National Read a Book Day, we decided to make up our own word to honor it–readabök. You know, like when you’re complaining about being bored and your mom says “Go readabök!” We kinda also like ‘readabit’ , meaning, to go read for a bit.

According to studies, reading is good for your health–here are a few ways:

  • Strengthens the brain and intelligence.
  • Increases empathy.
  • Builds vocabulary.
  • Reduces stress.
  • Aids sleep.
  • Helps depression.

So what keeps us from reading more since it’s obviously good for us? We get distracted by tv, video games, or we say it’s boring to do because it takes time.

That’s what happens with us and God too sometimes. We get distracted doing everything else in our lives, and we kind of forget to spend time in prayer, devotions, Bible reading and praise.

Fix your thoughts on what is true and good and right. Think about things that are pure and lovely, and dwell on the fine, good things in others. Think about all you can praise God for and be glad about.

Philippians 4:8 (TLB)

Dear Father in Heaven, forgive me for being distracted and not praising you as I should. Forgive me for not putting in the time you are worthy of. Help me to focus on you more today, and to be grateful. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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