Friday, August 14, 2009

The Motions

Sometimes life has a way of becoming too routine. You know what I mean, when you feel that life is like cardboard--flat, unexciting, brown, junky, and you throw it out when it's wet. Is it just because we're going through the motions in life? For instance, Christians, when you read the Bible- do you feel like you're really getting something out of it? Like you're connecting and can really talk to God? Or is it more of a read-and-forget type of "routine"?

Going through the motions of life and Christianity gets you nowhere, I can assure you! For a while I was going to church, reading my 'daily Bible', singing Christian songs, hanging with Christian friends, and everything else you can imagine until my dad asked me how I was doing? Then I stopped and thought about it. How was I doing? Then it hit me! Me! The one who was never supposed to go through it was going through the motions. And I felt empty.

Let me ask you, how are you really feeling right now? Do you feel filled? Or empty? Like you're really worshiping God in church or not (like your absent)?

So since I came to that realization that I was not worshiping God with my full self, I had to change it--and prayer helps so much! Pray for yourself and ask people to pray for you whether or not you tell them the reason(s).

Also (I'm very musical so songs tend to influence me alot!) this song helped me so much. . . Please, take the time to watch it!


Miss Jen said...

What a beautifully rich and
thought provoking post, Janai!! :)
Indeed... we must examine our
hearts and beseech Christ for the
grace to be filled by His Word
and Spirit!! :) Thank you for
encouraging us to do so, dear
sister in the Lord!

Love in Christ~ Miss Jen

"He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake."- Psalm 23:3

A Joyful Chaos said...

Excellent post! Thanks for sharing.