Tuesday, March 29, 2011

One word that kills me

"And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me." -- Luke 9:23.

Probably the hardest part of my walk with God is doing things on a daily basis.  Daily.  Every day.  Without fail, making something happen day in and day out.  Daily. 

I've heard of people who pray the Lord's prayer faithfully every day.  Others put on the Full Armor of God every day.  They cover their house, their mind, their body, every day.  Some repent of sins, both habitual and sporadic.  Some remember every day to pray for missions, their family, their co-workers, their church and pastors.  Some worship with canned music or an instrument every day.  Most importantly, most of us read the Bible every single day without fail, sometimes multiple times in a day.

These are all things I'd love to do every single day, and this isn't a complete list.  The hardest thing for me is building that consistency.  I'm doing well if I remember to do all of these things once a week. 

Part of the problem is that I don't want to be religious.  I've been religious before, and it's degenerated into something that's more of a chore to do, instead of a joy.  And I hate that.  I hate that i have to have my prayer life tun into that.

Yes, it's a struggle.  On the other hand, I have a God who's with me every day, and a Spirit who intercedes through me whenever I allow Him to do so. 

What are some of the things you struggle to do every day?

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