Philippine Bible Society

Declutter Your Life, Make Time for Bible Reading

It is not surprising that the first words we typically associate with “cleaning” and “de-cluttering” are house organization, room sanitation, and even waste segregation. Notice how all these three activities focus on the physical act of cleaning. When we are faced with clutter and mess, we have an undeniable urge to make things tidy. When we see dishes on the sink, we feel the need to wash them. When there is an unwanted stain on the bathroom floor, we scrub until it is gone. And for those who are particularly eco-conscious, to sort out the day’s trash or a meal’s leftovers becomes second nature.

This is not a bad thing. It is just how we have been trained growing up.

But what if we applied this concept in our personal lives on a much deeper level? Instead of thinking about “clutter” as something physical like piles of worn clothes, stacks of outdated magazines, and faded receipts, maybe it is time that we look at clutter from a new perspective.

Physical clutter


Soul clutter flowchart

Clutter can cloud one’s mind, heart, and soul with intangible things that are both unnecessary and unimportant.

A clutter-filled life makes it hard for a person…

To find out what he/she needs.

To find time to pause, focus, and be silent.

To find clarity and direction.

That is why we thank the Lord for giving us His precious and unchanging Word! The Bible is the gift that literally keeps on giving. We hope that you will be encouraged to read and rely on the truths and teachings found within its pages.

A person who fills his/her life with God’s Word…

Has access to the spiritual nourishment, comfort, joy, hope, freedom, peace, and purpose that he/she needs.

Has time for rest and reflection amidst the busyness and noise being spread all over the world.

Is blessed with clarity and direction so he/she can be guided on the path to becoming the faithful servant God wants him/her to be.

We praise the Lord for His unconditional love that overwhelms us from the inside out! May we all be more mindful of the things that we allow to enter in and influence our lives. It is wise to regularly evaluate our habits, attitudes, and activities. In each of these reflection sessions, let us ask ourselves: Is it time to clean and de-clutter?

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Most Rev. Broderick Pabillo, D.D.
Most Rev. Broderick Pabillo, D.D.Apostolic Administrator, Achdiocese of Manila

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Ptra. Dolores “Loy” Fulgencio
Ptra. Dolores "Loy" FulgencioAnnual PBS Member

It's an honor and a privilege for me to support the Philippine Bible Society - to reach out to the unreachable people by giving Bibles not only in the Philippines but the whole world.

Ptra. Nina Vergara
Ptra. Nina VergaraAnnual PBS Member

“It is a blessing to be able to support our local churches in need of Bibles and Bible study programs. It is our hope that they not only grow in terms of membership but also have the heart to extend spiritual help to others, just like how they have received help.”

Ptr. Callum TabadaUCCP Cosmopolitan Administrative Pastor (AACP benefactor)

“We are thankful since each individual now has a Bible. Our members will no longer have a hard time reading. Thank you also for the discipleship materials for these will help all in getting to know Jesus and to know how to be a better Christian.”

Ptr. Eric BulanteChurch Pastor, Shepherd's Church in Hills of Zion, Talim Island (AACP beneficiary)

“Philippine Bible Society organizes trainings that really respond to the needs of people who are suffering.
It has well-equipped leaders who facilitate trainings and workshops.
Its mission to reach out to Filipinos using God’s Word is fulfilled through its works.”

Miriam del RosarioExecutive director at The Birthright Educators Foundation

“I praise and thank our Almighty God that, through PBS, I now own a Poimen version of MBB (Magandang Balita Biblia) in the national language of the Philippines – Tagalog.
Knowing Matthew 10:32-33, I read and study the Bible so that I will not be dismayed when the Lord Jesus Christ comes. Life is too short compared with the promise of eternal life in God’s Kingdom.”

Jorge BianesLocal Church Elder at LJOR Unified Commonwealth

I think this is very helpful to every readers. The word of the Lord are the food of our soul which we always need every minute of our life. I dont often read the Bible but everytime i open it, God was always like in front of me and speaking as what is something i'm just needing to hear. He speaks to me and i can feel it. A million thanks to You my Lord.

CrisTin Bocar AtregenioHousewife, Stay-at-home parent

I love the ministry of the Philippine Bible Society in sharing the Word to the world. God bless PBS!

Ganni BanzueloScripture Marketing Officer at Philippine Bible Society