This week has been really hard. Getting up early every morning to do devotions is not easy. Add to that, I joined a challenge to work out 2012 minutes this month which is just over an hour a day. So getting up early and working out more has made me very tired. The devotions haven’t been immediately fulfilling. I thought I would have a take away every day or at least most days. That hasn’t happened for me.
I am hoping that the devotional discipline will be like working out. When I first started working out it was awkward and unnatural. I kept on because I had been given a program to follow. Eventually working out became more natural and I feel like something is missing when I don’t do it. I don’t always enjoy exercise, but I know it is something I need to do. In this case I am also following a reading plan. I am pondering the devotional thought each day along with many others from my church community. My hope is that it will become as engrained in me as exercise has.
One day the devotional thought was ‘what would you do if you God were walking beside you?’ Yes I know ‘God is with me’ but actually physically there? I don’t know. The question is overwhelming. That said it is a question I want to ponder and live by. Seems almost better than the good old ‘What would Jesus do?’