Hey everyone! So I am obsessed with making lists. I make lists for pretty much everything, and I love the feeling of checking something new off my lists. It makes me feel like I actually got something done for the day, and lists also help me be more productive throughout the day. Since I am a super goal-oriented person, I love the feeling of achieving all my small goals as time goes on.
Usually I make lists about things that involve homework assignments or cleaning my room, but something that has been popping up on my list a lot lately is ” read your Bible ” or ” Do your devotions from 8:30-9″ and then when I get it done for the day I feel like my day is complete. However, I am starting to realize that spending time with Jesus shouldn’t be something that we just check off of our lists everyday.
I realized that often times during Bible study or prayer, I am just going through the motions and not actually investing time into getting to know God and who He really is. If you figure out that you tend to do the same thing, pray about it! Pray that God will make your faith more real instead of something equivalent to a homework assignment or cleaning your room. Remember that growing in your faith is so exciting and fun! It is increasing your friendship with Christ and learning more about basically the meaning of our entire existence. Don’t just squeeze time with Jesus in, make it something that you just cannot wait to do!
I want to encourage you all to think about what devotions and reading your Bible truly means. Like our Bibles are literally God’s Word that He gave to us as a wonderful gift! The Bible give us encouragement, knowledge, and a basis on how to live our lives in a way that glorifies God. Spend time with Him always, and I pray that He will touch your lives daily. I hope that Christ will reveal His love to you today- Cami