Lately, I have been burdened about my prayer time with God. I have noticed it declining, and am not pleased with myself. I do pray throughout the day, as I go along doing whatever it is I have to do. It seems almost like text-messaging the Lord. I know that I can constantly be talking to Him, but I do see the need to have more in-depth conversations with Him.
I cannot tell you when it started its decline. I can only tell you that I have noticed it, and am purposing to change this bad habit. Though it will mean sacrificing time, I know from experience that praying to God is worth all of it.
I also have been burdened with my study time in His Word. Though I seek to read it every day, I have not really studied in a long time. There are subjects on my mind of which I seek answers, and the only answer(s) I shall find is in the Bible.
I know that when I start up a more devoted life to Him, that I will be attacked by various angles. It is never pleasurable, that fact is sure. I do not like the fiery darts of Satan, I do not like being persecuted for walking with Christ, I do not like the battles with evil that ensue...But, I know they will come. I best be prepared.
If you would, please keep me in prayer this week, as I seek to be more vigilant in my times of prayer and study. It is awful being complacent, stagnant, or indifferent. It is much better being zealously knowledgeable, excited, and devoted to God; regardless the attacks that come!