Have you ever felt bored with life? You find yourself merely surviving the days, not thriving. The day is spent waking up to an alarm clock, completing your to-do list, making another dinner, watching the clock until it’s bedtime, and then doing it all over again the next day. If you have ever experienced this season in life, you may have also felt distant and bored in your relationship with God.
I know that I have been there! The days blur into weeks and weeks into months. Then I finally realize that I have not had an intimate alone time with God for several days or maybe even weeks. No wonder I am feeling so dull! No wonder life seems so pointless. Life without God is boring, dull, and mundane. I also feel devalued in my roles as mom, wife, and ministry leader. Everything in my life seems covered with gunk, including my heart. So, how do we get back to an intimate relationship with God?
I believe the first way that regain our value is by growing our intimacy with God. As you have read throughout the devotionals this week, you’ve been reminded that God is the one who sets our value. He is the one that decides our worth. If you want to know your worth, it makes sense to go to Him and find it. We find intimacy with God in similar ways that we find it in our human relationships. Spending alone time with Him. Talking, praying to Him and quietly listening to what He says back. Reading love letters from Him that are found in your Bible. Writing letters back to Him through journaling. Singing praise and worship to His holy name. One special way that we can increase our passion and love for God is asking Him to ignite that fire within us. Pray “Dear Holy Spirit, rekindle my fire. Blow on my spark and light it into a burning flame for You! I desire to know you more. I want more intimacy with you.”
It says in John 15:7 “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.” When you pray the above prayer, you are agreeing with God’s heart, His will for you. I believe that when we are praying within the will of God, He is faithful to fulfill it. Do not grow weary in waiting. This fire may not be sparked at the very moment you ask for it. It may take some time. Just like when you grow a friendship with someone new, it takes time and commitment.
If you feel there is something lacking in your relationship with God, talk to Him about it. Be real with Him. He desires to know you more. He wants to hear about your feelings and your desires. Spend time alone with Him. Commit to rebuilding your relationship with him.
Lifegate Women, Associate Director