I’m really lazy. Reeeeeeally lazy. Which might come as a surprise considering my last post was about always being busy. But when I’m not go-go-go, I’m sloth-sloth-sloth. Oftentimes, I find myself saying that I’m too tired to get ready for bed. Translation, I’m too lazy to get ready for bed. Similarly, I usually don’t want to get in the shower. Too much work. I know I should probably take a shower, thanks to being concerned about what society thinks. I ask myself if I can go another day, if people will notice if I go two days without washing my hair. I usually peel myself out from beneath my luscious heated blanket and reluctantly head towards the shower. But then I get in the shower and it feels so good. And then I just want to spend all day taking a shower (although this could never happen at my house at school; our hot water stays hot for about 7 minutes).
Far too often, I’m like this when it comes to getting in the Word.
I know I should. I know I need to. But I’m just lazy.
Then, when I finally do pull out the ole Bible, I love it. I want to spend hours there; hanging out with the Lord and learning what it is He has to tell me.
This feeling of “I guess I should read my Bible before I do that” or “Oh man! I was ready for bed, but I just realized I haven’t read my Bible today” is a religious, legalistic approach to studying the Word. This approach won’t lead to much fruit or fulfillment. Something I know I need to work on (and by work on I mean pray for) is a change of heart and mind. My times with the Lord need to take priority. I need to draw close to the throne with joy, overwhelmed with thanksgiving and overwhelmed by grace. Not like I’m checking something off my to-do list.
So get motivated. Go take a shower. Go read your Bible.