There is something so profound and intimate about morning devotions. With young children running around, it can be challenging (although not impossible) to find time to sit and read God’s Word. I fight with myself more often than I’d like regarding this one discipline. Yes, it takes discipline to stop and read God’s Word.
My Heavenly Father’s ways aren’t burdensome. I make His ways burdensome by feeding my rebellious spirit. I am quick to pamper this flesh of mine and give it what it craves.
Sad to say, I often have a fast-food Christian perspective. I want God to pour out His blessings on my life, without the effort and the work required of me.
God, in His bountiful grace is long-suffering and patient with me. Isn’t He with you?
But He showed me something very profound in my reading this morning. I was reading in Genesis chapter 4 and verse 6 and 7 really stuck out to me.
How do I do this?
1) Take sin seriously.
If I pamper my flesh, and feed my pet-sins, I’m giving place to the enemy to have his way in my life.
2) Make God’s Word of number one importance.
If God’s Word isn’t of utmost importance, I will easily find substitutes to feed my fleshly desires. I am naturally bent towards sin, so I must feed myself with the truth of God’s Word.
3) Be willing to listen, with a heart to obey.
Have a heart ready to hear and follow in obedience.
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