The most important book in my life absolutely has to be the Bible. It is the first thing that I read when I get up in the morning, and I use God's wisdom from those pages to direct my entire day.
Now, I am a human being, fallible and imperfect, and there are days that I don't put Christ first. There are days that I don't open my Bible when I get up in the morning. And let me tell you, it is very evident. There is a difference in the way that I live my life. There is a difference in the way that I treat people, the love that I show for others, the closeness I have with my husband, the patience and tenderness I have for my children. Each of those things, as well as my own state of mind, depend on whether or not I've spent time in God's word that morning, reading and reflecting on His instruction and insight. I have actually had my husband put his arm around me on days like that and say "Did you forget something this morning?" It is such an obvious thing when I don't spend time in God's word!
Scripture tells us time and time again that we need to seek God, and that time with Him is important. What I know, is that if I don't begin my morning with time in God's word, then I might as well go back to bed, because I'm sure not ready to face my day.
Psalms 119:105 (KJV)
105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Mark 13:31 (KJV)
31 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV)
15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 (KJV)
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
Hebrews 4:12 (KJV)
12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Romans 10:17 (KJV)