Physical exercise is not a given for me. I have to be very deliberate about developing this discipline in my life. Logic isn’t enough to get me motivated. What has worked time and time again has been “Just Doing It” day after day until it is habitual. The older I get, the more I realize how vital this is to my well-being.
There are many things that we do that are automatic each day. They are an indicator of what we treasure. The more regularly we act on our desires the easier it is to maintain our pursuit of them.
Just because we’ve neglected an important area of our life doesn’t mean that we can’t start over today. Bad habits need to be displaced by new ones. I’ve witnessed transformation in the lives of countless people because they’ve decided to move away from what hurts them and move towards what heals them. And yes, there is a sacrifice involved to do this.
God never takes His eyes off of you. He loves you with an unfailing love. He wants you to love Him in the same way. Your communion with Him is the most important issue of your life in this world and the next. Break down the barriers that keep you from continually praising Him. Start now.
Hebrews 13:15 Therefore, let us offer through Jesus a continual sacrifice of praise to God, proclaiming our allegiance to his name.