People who work out know the importance of doing something active every day. We also know that the pitfall of exercise can be taking off two days in a row. After that second day, a person lets down mentally, gets out of the routine and often wants to stop altogether. Instead of taking a day off, it’s important to stay active on the off days.
In our spiritual lives, we should adopt a similar discipline and structure to our day. We should develop a routine of Scripture reading, prayer time, worship, and study. For many of us, we begin with the great expectation of rising early and reading a devotional before the world, particularly our families, wake up and infuse our quiet with noise and demands and needs. Per- haps, though, after a few days of success, we stay up too late trying to finish the days’ responsibilities. We sleep in the next three mornings, and suddenly, our morning devotional time is gone. We won’t return for many months.
The cure is to stay active spiritually: Do something for your spiritual life every day, no matter how small you think it may be. Spend one minute singing a praise song. Read a short Bible verse, and say a quick prayer. All these little steps will keep you from abandoning altogether your time alone with God. Eventually life will swing back around, and you will be ready to go back to more in-depth hours with God.
“Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith” (Hebrews 10:22).
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Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.
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