In ministry, we sometimes wear our busyness like a badge of honor – comparing how many trips, miles, conferences, speaking engagements, and meetings fill our calendars. The truth is, a busy schedule doesn’t equal a full life, as seen in the miracle of Jesus turning water to wine.
The Bible: It can be alternately fascinating and polarizing, confusing and beautiful. It is a wonderful and dangerous book.
I think research scares most people. However, we have found that research is revelatory and vital.
Over the years, I have found that if I schedule time on my calendar in which to study and learn, I am able to enjoy that time so much more and be prepared ahead of time for what I want to focus on.