I have this love hate relationship with exercise. I love that I look and feel better after consistently working out, but I still DON’T love working out. They say that it takes doing something consistently for 2 months or more for it to become a habit. I’ve been working out on a regular basis for 2 years and I’m still not sure it’s a habit for me, (or if it is, it’s a habit I could easily give up!)
Exercise for me is something that I have to schedule into my week and try to plan around when at all possible because I know that it is good for me. There are physical and mental rewards to be had and still I struggle with doing what I know is good for me.
I think it is the same way for me when it comes to spending time in God’s word and in prayer. I know how good it is for me; I have experienced the rewards again and again and yet I still struggle to make it a habit, even after many, many years.
Just like exercise I have to schedule time to spend with God. The payoff is beyond measure. I reap benefits that far outweigh the few minutes that I spend with him each day.
Do you struggle to find the time to spend with God? Pencil that time into your calendar, turn off your phone, get out your Bible and spend a few minutes reading and talking to Him. If you give Him your time, He will give you time and so much more. Start today!
Read Psalms 1:1-
1 Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers,
2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
and who meditates on his law day and night.