God has given me some good reasons for spending daily time in the Bible and in prayer:
TO KNOW GOD:
I don't want your sacrifices, I want your love. I don't want your offerings, I want you to know Me! Hosea 6:6
-- To get to know anyone, I must spend time with them, talking, listening, sharing life. This is what a true relationship with any friend would look like. Why should it be any different with God.
FOR SPIRITUAL FOOD:
Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. Matthew 4:4
Like newborn babes, long for the pure milk of the Word, that by it you may grow in respect to your salvation. Peter 2:2
-- I cannot survive without food and as such I cannot survive without God's word to nourish my soul. What good is having a living body if my soul is lost and therefore destined to death.
FOR DAILY VICTORY:
How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your Word...I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. Psalm 119:9, 11
-- My time with God in His Word will help me resist temptation and stay in keeping with His commands.