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I read my Bible just about every day of the week and ask for His direction each morning. Before getting out of bed, I thank and praise Him for His goodness.
I do it because I need a relationship with Him to live the life He has for me. I do it because I’ve seen who I am without Him, but even with this I am cautious. I’m cautious not to let this daily ritual become just something I do out of habit.
I don’t want to get so caught up in the habits of my walk with Christ that I miss the relationship.
Do you know that people can read the Bible daily, say a daily prayer, go to church every Sunday and still miss God?
I don’t want to miss God by becoming a believer who does things habitually. I want my relationship with Father God to be fresh everyday.
Every time I talk to Him I want it to be new and unrehearsed.
Every time I hear his voice whisper my name I want my heart to swell with excitement and a joyful desire to respond to His call.
In want to fall in love with Him all over again every single day.
I want Him to know how much I love hearing about the plans He has for my life.
To keep my relationship with Him fresh, it has to be intentional and cultivated.
Everyday I have to intentionally clear my mind and set my focus on Him. If I don’t, I can begin talking to Him as if He’s not there. I can begin reciting rehearsed conversations like clock work but not really connecting with Him.
It’s so easy to become complacent in our worship for a number of reasons so we have to be diligent in cultivating the type of worship and relationship we want with the Father.
I want a relationship that’s fresh. One where I hear His voice guiding me. One where I’m excited and expectant to hear His voice. One that’s not rehearsed, but life giving.
So I find myself asking God daily to be the center of my life.