I remember Wei Wey telling me how she felt:
“….I have a pile of books to study, and on top of all my books, I have my Bible.”
We all have experienced periods in our life where reading our Bibles becomes so boring and dry and a struggle and and and… and how we try and try not to give up.
At times we do give up. We know we should not. But it just seems too pointless.
At times we think back of how we were once so on fire for God and His word. We ask ourselves where that passion has gone to.
Or many a time, we promise God something but fail to live up to it. We become so afraid to make anymore promises with Him. Or commitments.
The downfall of humankind.
We fail to find God in the midst of a daze. In the midst of boredom.
We fail to sustain that passion we once had.
We live to fail.
But yet, we all need to be optimistic. It is self-motivation that we pick ourselves up once again. Again. Again. And again. Although God may prompt us, it is still by our own incitive that we draw back to Him.
The downfall of humankind may be an excuse for us not drawing back to God. But God could also have an excuse of not calling us His children. Yet, He still chose to call us one of His own.
Our quiet time does not only include reading His word, but also, noting that He is present in every little thing around us and enjoying His presence in His wonderful works with thanksgiving.
“We may fail to live up our promises. It is not so much of the end product, but the process of living it. Though we still need to be responsible over every promise.” I echo Runa.