Out of the habit
It's so easy to get out of the habit of doing different things. Sometimes things seem to become routine and monotonous so it is easy to put off doing them. That is the case with my writing of my column. I have thought about it many times, but just kept putting it off, using the excuse I have nothing to write about. We all know everyone always has something to say even if it is the wrong thing, which many times I am the one saying the wrong thing.
The sad thing about putting things off is many are putting God off. Always with something else to do, somewhere else to go, or just want to stay in and rest. When we put God off it is not long until God become a faint memory in our lives. The world will always find ways to fill the void and offer us something else to do that we may think is better. It all starts with the missing of one Sunday in church then it two Sundays and before we know it we do not even go anymore. Once we stop attending church it not long until we stop thinking about God and it's not long until he is completely out of our life.
Too many individuals have found themselves in crisis situation and then want to place the blame on God, when they have left God and not had him as part of their life in a long time. We have a promise from God; he never does the leaving, if there is any leaving to be done, it is us who walk away from him. God is always right where we left him waiting and calling us patiently back to him. The great thing with God is he is always glad to see us return to him and his desire is to restore fellowship with us. My favorite versus in the Bible is Romans 5:20; which tells us there is no sin greater than the grace of God is able to take care of, Gods grace is greater than anything Satan can throw our way. Many times individuals will say you just do not know what I have done or where I have been. Let me tell you there is nothing that the grace of God cannot cover, we have his promise Gods grace is greater than what the world has to offer.
Love in Christ
Pastor Dr Terry