Telling someone how to have a strong personal devotional life
is like telling a person how to exercise and diet.
We all know the rules of healthy eating. We have belly-off cookbooks, Pilates DVDs, weight machines, fitness memberships and phone aps. Many of us (self included) could write a guidebook on weight loss plans. In the back of our minds we know at the end of every day if we have ignored healthy choices and neglected exercise. We know what we should do. We just don’t do it!
As Christians, we know how to have a strong personal devotional life. We have books, DVDs, refrigerator magnets, songs and seminars on “Prayer.” We have reading plans, audio Bibles and daily devotional guides to encourage us to read God’s Word. We know what we should do. We just don’t do it!
Just as in building and maintaining physical fitness, developing a strong spiritual life takes two things:
Time and Commitment
Sometimes building physical and spiritual fitness is work and is downright boring, but eventually you will see results. Other people will notice the results too.
Martha Hawn VanCise©20014 www.signpostsonhightrails.com