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Why daily devotion is important

By Faith Magbanua
on September 29, 2017 04:09 AM

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I just realized that having our daily devotion is just like going to our daily gym session.

I know it doesn't make much sense but the truth is, often times, we seem to overlook the real reason why maintaining some quality time with God is essential in our Christian life.

For starters, as the children's song says "Read your bible, pray every day and you'll grow--Neglect your bible don't ever pray and you'll shrink..."

It doesn't refer to the actual shrinking or growing of our body, but what it is saying is that, the more we spend time with God through reading His word, the stronger we get in our Christian life.

For example, a plant needs sun, water and care for it to be able to grow. As Christians, we need our quiet time with God, for us to blossom fruitfully in His ministry.

However, what if we go to church every Sunday; we attend the mid-week service but we don't do our daily devotion.  Most of us are just "church attenders" but we don't really commit to having a quiet time with the Lord.

When we attend church service every Sunday and Wednesday (mid-week service) we get fed by the Holy Spirit, by God's word, and that is meat for us.

However, what about those days when we don't have our worship service? What about those days when we fail to attend the church? What happens to that spare time?

If we don't do our devotion, we will most likely get weak in our spiritual life, because we are not getting enough food. We are not getting enough exercise so when the time comes when we are bombarded with trials, temptations and testing, we immediately question God and fail the test because we are weak.

I am not talking about the literal food or exercise in these statements, I'm talking about the "spiritual food and exercise."

Our God is strong, but our flesh is weak. We cannot just read the Bible when it's convenient to us, we must read it because we need to communicate with God.

Necessity

Conducting our daily devotion will also enhance out knowledge in the word of God. It will serve as our shield when life's temptations are attacking us.

Let us learn to have some quality time with God because we need Him in our life. 

His words are true and will serve as our strength in time of need.

Just like what we do when we go to the gym in a daily basis, our body becomes strong, more healthy and less likely to get tired.

We can move more easily, we get things done faster and we don't feel sluggish all throughout the day. So when the time comes that everyone around us gets sick, we have a better chance of not getting any illness because our body is strong.

Daily devotion is like that, it helps us digest the word of God. It helps us grow in our Christian life and it also serves as a way of speaking to God in a manner that no one can explain.

To make things simple, Daily devotion will boost our spiritual life.

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

Psalm 119:105 (KJV)

 

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