The Frustration with My Walk

Sometimes I just feel so frustrated with my walk with Jesus! I seem to just remain in the same old patterns or habits of life. I want to change. I want to jump out of bed every morning full of joy and excitement about knowing Jesus and being known by him. I want to habitually find myself every morning reading my Bible and immersing myself in prayer– drawing ever closer to God. 

However, what typically happens is that I find myself waking up plenty early, but often more foggy than joyful and more depressed than truly excited.  I just feel out of touch with God and His Spirit. I grab some breakfast, instead if the Bible and then I fed the dogs. 

How can I begin to move toward a closer walk with God? How am I ever going to become a real student of the Bible and a true prayer warrior? 

James 1:5 states,”If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” This verse is telling me that I need to reach for the Bible first thing every morning– ignore the dogs and focus on God. 

I have been a ChristIan for several years and I have know this for along time, sometimes I have even done it well. But I need to commit a fresh to forming positive and strong devotional habits. Starting today I begin anew. Okay, the Bible is open and I begin.