They say the definition of insanity is trying the same thing over again expecting different results. I know some of us feel this way about spending time in God's Word. There might be a desire to make a habit of Bible reading and prayer but just don't get around to it or you do it for a while (maybe because you feel like you should) but it just doesn't stick. It can seem like you're trying the same things over again and not seeing any different results. Perhaps it's time to try something different.
This year at Trinity we are wanting to focus on growing as committed followers of Jesus based on the model of Jesus’ original disciples. In the Gospels, we are told that the disciples were with Jesus— they heard him teaching, they saw him heal, they ate with him. The more time the disciples spent with Jesus the more they got to know him, which changed their lives and ministry. The best way for us to spend time with Jesus is by being in his Word which we believe shows us the person of Jesus and helps to shape us into the people Jesus calls us to be.
Many of you have a consistent Bible reading and prayer time that works for you… that is fantastic! Keep it up! Others of us struggle to maintain consistency in the Word or just don’t take the time at all. Here are two things that I have tried recently in my devotional life just as a way of changing things up a bit to keep God’s Word fresh in my life.
Try something different today!
Pastor J-M shares some occasional thoughts and musings on our life together as followers of Christ. The views are his own.