“We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.” --Hebrews 6:12
Lexi is always eager to go for a walk. She can wait patiently until it’s time (although she will let me know when it’s time). Then as soon as I take her leash off its hook she’s standing at the door with her tail wagging. She’s never not enthusiastic about walking with me. Are we as eager to walk with God? Maybe we’re eager to receive what he has to offer us: forgiveness, guidance, peace. But maybe we’ve gotten lazy about our faithfulness. Romans 12:11 urges us, “Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.” It isn’t easy. Jeremiah resorts to threats: “A curse on anyone who is lax in doing the Lord’s work!” (48:10a). But God wants us to want to walk with him. So how do we sustain our enthusiasm, our zeal? Lexi is always eager to walk because there’s so much to explore. Likewise, there’s so much to discover about God’s love when we worship and serve him in different ways, when we meet new people, and when we study more about his word. If we’re feeling spiritually lazy, we might be spiritually bored. If we have faith—like Lexi does—that there’s something to be found, then we’ll always be eager to walk with God.
Dear God, Help me not to become lazy but to always be eager to walk with you. Amen