Boy am I guilty of this, and I know that many of us are. I get up at 5:00 in the Morning… start praying everyday. Get myself heavily meditating on the Word Daily, every morning. Getting Closer, and Closer to God…. wait. ….. Don’t stop….! And then Satan enters the picture. Something else comes along and starts to take up that spot that you had put aside for the Lord EVERYDAY. We have to remember, Don’t Stop! Don’t let Satan grab that foothold and take away that special time.
Over this past Memorial Day weekend, I let the family get in the way. I was so busy taking family here, there, and everywhere, I just totally turned myself away from quiet time with the Lord.
Well… this morning I woke up, and I was mentally ready to get back, and look what happened…. NOTHING! That’s right. Do you ever find yourself in that bind? I’m not sure if it’s just the SEASON that is spoken about in Ecclesiastes or just plain laziness on my part, but either way… I know it’s Satan. Because Satan wants to take you away from your spiritual growth. The question we have to answer is… HOW do we get back into our momentum of spiritual growth?
Great question… now let’s answer.
1. You need to be involved with a group. Men’s group, Ladies Group, Singles Group, Couples group. We were made by God to fellowship with our brothers and sisters. When you are involved in a group it forces us to be held accountable to our studies and quiet times. Even if it’s just for a short time throughout the week.. it’s SOMETHING. I personally feel that SOMETHING will keep your walk on target. Maybe not growing strong, but on target for the next GROWTH SPURT that the Lord has in store for you
2. The obvious in them all is PRAYER, and MEDITATION on the Word. As we begin to meditate, and pray its like eating a potato chip your spirit will yearn for more and more. You can’t help but to want more.
So… begin with the baby steps, get back into fellowship. Join a bible study, and watch the Lord begin to CREEP back into the forefront of your life!