Just Do It.1
"That you may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God." Colossians 4.12
Is it my Duty or my Delight?
Do I do it because I have to?
Do I do it because there is no better part of my day?
When I do it, do I do it to get from God or to get God?
It is recommended, even commanded, to do it - there's lots on it in the Bible - if when I do it I am giving up all hope control instead of hoping to get it back.
It's okay to do it on a set schedule, with a set posture - there's lots on that in the Bible too - if when I do it I long to do it with my greatest love instead of doing it because I have a long list of things I love.
If I believe I am doing it "right" I must stop and seriously reflect. Do I rush to my quiet space because I've gone too long without doing it? Am I flush with desire to have my dark corners lit, and cleansed, when I do it? Is there a desperation rising out of my soul to do it longer and longer? If I've answered yes to these questions then I am following him well. If not, I can see the goal ahead of me. And the achievement of the goal begins with one simple habit: doing it.
I must remember that I do not do it to be happy. I do it to be brought into the happiness of God. It is a delight because in it I am delighted by God. And what was once a duty becomes an urgency because in it and through it I know and I am known by God.
So I have one question for you - are you doing it?