Heyo! It’s our first Devotion day! Gahhh! I am oozing with excitement to start this! I had been thinking about how I wanted our Monday Motivations to play out.. I kept thinking about devotionals and how we use them. Why we use them. Sometimes I grab my devotional on days when I need a quick “God pick me up.” Sounds weird, but you know what I mean, right?
Is it a Bible Day or a Devotional Day? Book Day? Praise and Worship Day? Fellowship Day?
I soon realized that when I go to my devotional for quick inspiration, I start to feel a little guilty. Like maybe I’m not pleasing God because I just want something quick instead of taking 30 minutes to read something from His Word and sit and meditate on it for another 10 minutes. Nothing wrong with this at all, but who’s to say 30 minutes is better than 10 minutes?
Is my relationship qualified by the amount of time I spend with God down to the last minute?
Not only that but who’s to say my interaction with God is limited to a certain time of the day? I don’t know about you but the more I think about it, the more I realize that God and I talk back and forth throughout the whole day! If we didn’t I’d be really cuckoo. Worship music helps too.
I think this is a lie from the Enemy.
Why wouldn’t he plant a seed of doubt like this in our minds if it hinders us from reading any of God’s Word? If it keeps us from taking a few minutes to feel connected with God? God is always with us. We are the ones that get in the way of our relationship with our emotions.
Devotionals, books about Christ, prayer, relationships with others, and worship are like parts of the body (our relationship with Christ) and His Word is the heart and soul. We need his Word to survive and thrive, but all those other pieces help us along in life too.
I can’t neglect His Word and time with Him if I want to keep growing in my relationship with Him, but I like the idea of my devotional being the quick “I Love You” I say to Him and He says to me. A relationship won’t thrive if everything is quick, but it certainly doesn’t hurt to bring that quick reminder of who we are in Him and remember how much He loves us.
Go ahead, grab your favorite devotional sometime today or listen to your favorite worship song or whatever!
Get refreshed and remember who God is.
May the Force be with you.