I was teasing with my sister and told her, “. . . the thing I am most consistent at is my inconsistency.” Can you relate? Do you have any idea what I mean?
I have found that I can do a lot of things, for a while. I am a sprinter and not so great at marathons…metaphorically speaking, as I am not a runner… at all.
I want to be better, make better choices, especially when it comes to my health, but well, sometimes it just doesn’t happen. That’s why last time I talked about making only one change at a time.
Another area that I would like to be more consistent is my devotional time. I’ve been up and down on the bible reading ladder . . . sometimes I do really well and am consistent, and other times not so much.
This is small change can make a huge difference… Life changing difference, even in a few minutes a day. It puts our minds in a healthy and positive place. It opens us to the Spirit of God to hear Him speak. To fill our thoughts on Him and not us. It changes our perspective.
Depending on where you are in your devotion life it helps to have a plan. Start with 10 minutes and see where it goes.
Decide where to start. You may want to:
Pick a devotional book, or
Choose a book in the Bible, or
Choose a plan of reading, a particular study.
Maybe read a Psalm a day.
It’s starting that is important. Start small so you will follow through and be consistent. You will probably find, that although you tell yourself 10 minutes, it’s hard to stop and you want more. And, as my kids would say, “That’s all good”.
Blessings! Feel free to share.
QUESTION: What is your devotion routine?
P.S. – My small thing last week was drinking 1 extra glass of water a day. So far so good. Although not a habit yet, it’s getting better.
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Delinda Layne says
Hi Dianne- I know that you have a special and consistent devotional time each day. Some of you may enjoy Dianne’s blog at diannecwhite.com
I so agree Delinda. God will meet us in our quiet place daily. Consistency is one thing the Holy Spirit helps us with. It takes a conscience effort to ask for help first; then be proactive about your request to more obedience. It is not something that happens over night as you say. When the Holy Spirit leads us in worship/devotional time be it 15 or a hour, that time is between you and God and your spiritual growth. God loves to be worship and praised above all! Love your post Delinda, to start with small steps to build forward in our quiet time, as well reminding us we are human! Blessings!