There is no fast way to get the blessings of God. We make a commitment to the Lord when we choose to become a follower of Christ. Our commitment is to "study to show ourselves approved."
Eph 6:16 Above all, take the shield of faith, with which you shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
Another example that is more real-to-life:
My family and I were going to dinner the other night and my husband had left his cell phone at home. He said to me, "Wow...you know you use a phone too much if it feels like you have left a part of your body at home."
I can remember a time when cell phones were the size of telephone receiver attached to a phone cord attached to a device inside what looked like a shoulder bag. The only people that had them then were either wealthy or businessmen. I also remember thinking how pretentious must one be to want to look so important in public that they have to carry around a telephone. I think if we look around us now, we are all pretty pretentious. There is no balance with when or where we use our cell phones. They seem to be out all the time...texting, talking, e-mailing, browsing the net...We want to use our phones for everything....after all, if we can imagine it, then there must be "an app for that."
I don't see anyone carrying around a Bible like that..unable to leave it at home, constantly searching through it for text messages...(get it? heehee). Should someone leave their Bible at home, no one feels as though they have forgotten something...
I would say that is a little out of balance.