Staying Interested In God

Just like this blog, I have a hard time staying interested in God.

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Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I lack an interest all-together. But with chronic illnesses, one such as a chronic fatigue, I’m often too tired to delve into the world of the Bible, let alone any other priorities.

I find myself saying things like “I’ll do it tomorrow” and “There’s always another time.” But the truth is, the time is now. It’s always been now.

I guess part of the problem is the faith issue i mentioned in my previous blog post: ‘Struggling With Faith’ . I know that God is there  but I can’t always feel him. And that can cause some doubt.

 

So how can I maintain a daily interest?

Prayer.

I have found that prayer is a very good way to feel connected. Though at times it does feel like it takes more effort than I would like it to, it is a great comforta direct way to communicate with God.

Reading the Bible.

Making a point to read even just a chapter a day in the Bible can help bring an overall understanding, even if it’s just a little bit.

Forgiveness.

Now this may be a bit unconventional, but knowing that I am forgiven for my sins – including my shortage of curiosity – is extremely helpful, which in a way is a form of self-forgiveness.

 

So far, this is what I’ve got! Comment your techniques of staying faithful and maintaining interest, especially when you’re not feeling it!!

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17 thoughts on “Staying Interested In God

  1. You start with the book you like first, I like proverbs for example, and everyday add another book or couple verses to it .. If you do this for a few weeks this will become your new habit. Consistency is the key here.

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    1. Thanks for your thoughts!! I started with Luke, definitely one of my favorites!! The Bible I have directs me from one verse to another in a different section so I can put the whole story together!

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      1. That’s wonderful, once you start with discipline, the rest becomes easy. Deff part of my journey. I started with the gospels, because it shows me a clear pic of who Jesus was, and how we should examplify him as his disciples.

        I will be following ur journey 🙂

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      2. That’s a wonderful reason to start with the Gospels. It’s definitely a wonderful way to build your trust!! Thanks for following!

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  2. Great post. We all have times when we’re not feeling it.

    What helps me, is that I try to stay consistent & have a time for God every day. But if I miss, I just get back up the next day & keep trying. Also sometimes it’s about changing the routine. For example, if I’m journaling on my computer, maybe after a few weeks, I use actual pen & paper. Or maybe changing the spot I’m reading my Bible in. Minor changes can help a lot.

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  3. I agree with your idea of reading the Bible daily, even if it is just one chapter. I for one do use this technique. It helps me feel good inside and also helps me to feel closer to God. It’s a great and encouraging way to start our day.

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    1. Thanks for leaving a response! I noticed how you mentioned “start our day”, I wonder if reading at certain times of the day can make a difference in the journey. For instance, I usually end my day with a chapter, and I feel great before I go to bed. But I wonder if reading my chapter in the morning could make my whole day great instead!

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  4. Great tips, especially daily Bible reading, even if it’s for 10 minutes. It really does make a difference! Another tip could be listening to worship songs and even making certain phrases from them mantras that you think of throughout the day. 🙂

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    1. Oh, absolutely! Love and faith is more often an action and a choice more-so than an emotion. By remembering that, we can remember our vows of loyalty!!

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