By Michael Au
When you first came to know God you may have been really engaged to know more about the Bible, Jesus, some of the characters in the Bible, and many aspects of Christianity. However as time goes on your engagement with God may have waned.
Not like you don’t follow God but rather you don’t seem to find God too interesting.
Your walk with God will be boring at times but does that mean it has to remain that way? Does God have to be fascinating just when you first came to know Him or can your current relationship with Him be filled with much more excitement?
The lie we may entertain at times is, “God is boring.” Yet the reality is, “God can be exciting.”
King David knew God’s right hand was full of eternal pleasures (Ps 16:11). On one occasion he expressed celebration to Him by “dancing before the Lord” (2Sam 6:14-15). God even says enjoyment should come from enjoying the food and drink we eat from our labor – “it is a gift from God” (Ecc 3:13).
Clearly God can be a delight to be with yet there are factors that can hinder our enjoyment with God. Today I’ll share one common hindrance that makes us bored of God – same routines with Him.
A routine is defined as a usual pattern of activity. I have routines for when I exercise, cook, and my quiet times with God. These routines are good because I’m doing something that is beneficial to my life. Though sometimes I can let its repetitiveness get to me thereby making the activity boring. Yes, I can change my attitude and think of all the benefits that this has for me, thereby making the routine more interesting, yet one helpful thing I can do to enhance my enjoyment is bringing more variety to my routines.
Like for exercise, I can do different exercises. For cooking, I can add new ingredients to a common dish I make. As for my relationship with God, I can find different ways to draw closer with Him.