Help, I’m not enjoying my morning devotions anymore

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Help, I’m not enjoying my morning devotions anymore

Help, I’m not enjoying my morning devotions anymore

Hello Fam,

I feel my morning devotions are becoming a routine. I have discovered the power of habits and have decided to practice them in my Christian walk. I don’t just want to study the word when I feel like it, so I decided to block out time in my day for study. I believe there are several examples of great people in the Bible who practiced this. I have found out however that my morning devotions are becoming less pleasant for me as I conform to this practice. If I am being blunt, it is starting to feel like a chore. My devotion used to be a very refreshing time when I was doing it spontaneously now it is starting to feel like an item on my to-do list that I have to check off. My problem is that when I leave myself to act spontaneously I go for long periods without doing it, now that I am doing it with discipline too I am not enjoying it. Any advice for me?

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  1. Kingson says:

    Hello dear,
    You see, the reason why you used to enjoy the spontaneous study of the word was because your soul dragged you to the word anytime it was too starved. And in that moment everything in your soul and spirit needed the word to take the next step. And until that need was met your spirit was restless. But whenever you did (studied the word) you would find fulfillment and joy. That was why it felt like the spontaneous Bible study was more fun and refreshing. But actually going that way will wear off your spiritual “break pad”…your spirit will not be very sensitive as it should. Now, let’s turn to the other side; the routine Bible study. It is the best practice, you should stick to. This is why. Our souls is a middle man between the flesh and spirit. But the flesh desires pleasure and “comfort”. It needs to be disciplined to conform. Apostle Paul says “I beat my body to conform…”(1 Corinthians 9:27). We must through a rigid routine (beat) conform to what our spirit needs. The apostle Paul used “beat” or “subject” because it is not pleasant. In Galatians 5:17, the Bible says that the flesh and the spirit do not always agree. They contradict. In order to conform the flesh to the ways of the Spirit, we need disciple—which is uncomfortable. So dear, stick to the routine until after sometime, your spirit and soul will begin to love what you do. A well of joy will rise up in you. Room will be made in your spirit for the study and almost everyday or the days you set aside cannot come fast enough for you. No addict ever enjoyed what they are now addicted to, at their first trial or taste of it. They hated it at first or were hurt by it at first but they continued until they can’t do without it. Stick to your routine until you can’t do without the word. Grace to you dear. God bless you and increase your desires for the word.

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