For those of us wishing to share our faith, and that should be all of us. When we get busy, even with good things like leading Bible studies or teaching Sunday school, one of the first things to go is our time in the Word just for us. We study to teach. We study to share. But the time to just study to be in the presence of God, just to bask in His glory, without the need to codify what we see there for other’s consumption slips away.
We need that. Our ministry to our wife and kids demands it. If we do not have that time, if it is not a priority, we will not be able to sustain godly relationships with them.