Why your devotional time is lacking.
Psalm 34:8 (NIV)
Taste and see that the Lord is good;
How do you treat your daily devotional time with Jesus?
Is it more of a dreadful chore than a pleasant interaction? Do you make more excuses as to why you just couldn’t get to it today then put a little effort into making time to spend with your savior?
You need an appetite for Him.
It’s not about duty it’s about desire
The Psalmists talks about God as something that can be savored and not something merely abstract. It is something that you can take in with one of your senses.
Do you have a taste for God?
When you do it’s like getting a taste for your favorite food. When you don’t have it you begin to crave it. You need to taste the goodness of God. You need to live with a spiritual craving for Him. If not, your spirit will starve.
In Matthew 26:41 (NIV) Jesus is anticipating His death. So He needs to pray and He asks His disciples to pray. But they can’t seem to show enough self-control to stay awake and pray so He tells them this, “The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak”.
You spirit desires time with God. It needs time with God. But your flesh is weak.
It’s easier to sleep in just a few more minutes. Watching just one more episode seems more appealing. Not doing it seems easier than putting the effort into setting aside some time for it.
Ask, seek, and you will receive.
Your flesh is weak but the spirit is willing and your heavenly Father wants to help.
Matthew 7:7-11 (NIV) 7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
9 “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!
If you don’t feel like you want to, ask God. If you can’t find the tie to do it, ask God. If you don’t feel like you get anything out of it, ask God.
God wants to give you good gifts and the greatest gift is Himself. Ask, seek and you will receive.