You, like me I am sure, have been prompted from time to time to re-enter your login / password combination. I can start to feel my blood pressure begin to climb as I start frantically thinking of password / login options fearing that I will somehow never be able to access my account.
It just happened now when I was trying to log into my blog. I couldn’t remember what I had decided to make my login / password for my blog…
Then it hit me… um… what is the REAL reason for not remembering?
Unfortunately I can’t chalk it up to short-term memory (which I have from time to time used as an excuse for other things I’ve forgotten to do). The REAL reason why I forgot it is because I didn’t make it part of my routine… I waited too long to access my account.
I think that we can sometimes fall prey to that same problem when it comes to our discipline of seeking God. We ‘open the account and create a password’… we say we’ll read three chapters of the Bible a day and get up a little earlier just to be able to spend time with God. For a few days it actually works. We log in without any problem because we had just done it the day before.
Then a day goes by… a couple more… before you know it, we are now leafing through the Bible wondering where we left off. We try to find our prayer journal. We struggle to remember what we prayed for last.
Joshua 1:8 says “Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.”
Routinely seeking God as a priority is the source of prosperity and success… not running after the tyranny of the urgent or frivolous.
Wanna remember your password / login? Keep using them.
At least that’s how I see it,