It seems like I am oh too much like Paul when he says in Romans 7:15-16
“I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. “And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good.” and 7:19 “For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing.”
How do I create the spiritual habit of making God first? For it is my desire to put Him first and yet I write this post instead of spending time with Him. Ugghh
Okay – so I stopped writing the post two hours ago and spent some time with God – reading – listening. He welcomes me back every time. So that’s part of it – making the choice – not letting other things get in the way. It is a spiritual battle and it demands my choice to say “Yes God, You are First.” God doesn’t want me to do the things that get in my way of spending time with Him. He wants me to get rid of them. As it says in Matthew 18:7-9
“Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to sin! Such things must come, but woe to the man through whom they come! If your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life maimed or crippled than to have two hands or two feet and be thrown into eternal fire. And if your eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into the fire of hell.”
So for me the second step is to write a list and cut out the things that rob my time with God. I have to get rid of them even if I love them. I have to make some hard choices.