Daily Devotionals by Ardith Keef


        Believers seem to find it easier to join a cause than to read the Bible and pray. Have you noticed?
     I'll bet if we took a look into the lives of many, there is simply not enough interest in God to live as He has instructed.   
     We do the things we really want to do. Complaining seems to be pretty high on the list. Faultfinding is the twin of complaint, and these activities that suck up the minutes become almost recreational with many folks. The end result is a loss of perspective and a lack of faith.
      The Lord has not asked us to do anything that is impossible, but for some reason a consistent devotional life takes a back seat to just about everything. I know many, many people who would not consider leaving the house without showering, but are not deeply concerned when the day ends without prayer, and without opening the Bible once.
     That is terrible.
     And those same people know what needs to be done. It's just that they don't feel like doing it, or will not make the time.
      I have learned a few things in my paltry little fifty-one years, and one of them is that I must do this thing because God said to do it. I don't do it because I feel like it or because I have the time. I never feel like it, and I never have the time.
     There are two motivations for me - I do love Him. I always want to know Him more, and to recognize Him more immediately. I also know that when time has ended, the greatest regret will be so little prayer, and the riches of the Word of God that were given but feeble effort.



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