When my daughters see that my posture around them in the house begins to change, the next question they would ask is; “Daddy, is it time for prayer?” To them, prayer time is a delight. It is what they anticipate each day. Can that be said of you?

Friend, one of the marks of spiritual growth is the desire to do spiritual things (1 Peter 2:2). You won’t grow as you should if you see spirituals as a burden rather than a delight. This is the difference between religion and Christianity. Religion puts a heavy load of routines on you while Christianity brings life; joy and pleasure (Psalms 16:11, Romans 14:17).

“I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD” (Psalms 122:1). What’s your attitude towards the call for spiritual activities? Is it that of excitement or struggle? Do you think that you are spending too much time and days in Church while you have not taken time to juxtapose it with the time you spend doing other physical things; legitimate and frivolous?

The problem is not the amount of time you spend in Church or spiritual activities, it is your lack of passion and desire. Have you ever seen a certified drunkard complain of the amount of time and days he spends at the bar? Some visit there everyday, spend hours despite their ‘busy’ schedule. It is a ‘calling’ for them.

“For you see your calling, brethren…” (1 Corinthians 1:26). Do you see Christianity as a calling or a comedy? Do you think we are just acting stuff or we are responding to our calling and mandate? The coming days would be very difficult for a lot of people. Perhaps, the devil has strategically punctured your walk with the Lord this year (Luke 22:31-32). You need to rise up!

“Therefore, strengthen your tired arms and your weak knees” (Hebrews 12:12). Never explain away your lack of spiritual fervency. It is not your busy schedule or the situation of the country. It is a subtle operation of the enemy to rub you of God’s best this season. Why not ask God to bring back your passion and desire? Why not tell Him to make prayers, study, fellowship etc., a delight to you and not just a duty. Christianity is a calling, not a comedy. Let’s live the life. Amen!

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria