How do I start and stay consistent with daily devotions?

I start with daily devotions and am consistent for awhile but eventually have "something to do" and tell myself "I'll do the devotion later" but don't.

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Mini Trish Cotterell Supporter Long time follower of Christ
There is one short answer - pray! Ask God to give you a desire and perseverance to regularly read your devotions, think on the verses being studied, and how you can apply them to your life that very day. If you committ yourself to daily study of the Bible, (of which the very words are God-inspired 2 Tim 3:16-17)) then you will gradually be imbued more and more with spiritual fruit (Gal 5:22-23). If you miss a day, don't beat yourself up about it. Try again the next day, praying for the Holy Spirit to prompt you if you forget or are drawn to other activities.

April 01 2020 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
I don't know the particular situation of the questioner, but I would speculate (just on the basis of my own personal experience) that there are secular aspects or activities in his life that bring him pleasure, and that he would therefore not even think of deliberately missing or even de-prioritizing. He should therefore make a conscious, willful decision to assign the same importance and emotional attachment to daily devotions. (Allotting a regular assigned time for those devotions when there are usually no interfering distractions -- such as first thing in the morning or last thing at night -- might also help in this regard.) 

I am reminded in this regard of the thoughts of C. S. Lewis with respect to God's command to love our neighbors. A person might ask, "What do I do if I do not feel love toward a particular individual?" Lewis said that, in that case, the person should ask, "How would I act toward that individual if I DID love him or her?", and then act that way. The person will then find, over time, that his feelings will follow his actions.

April 01 2020 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Anand Mishra trying to be humane
If you are confused by how to start, you may find the probability of starting to be lesser.

If you are submerged in water, do you think how to start breathing? No, you do everything to come to the surface to breathe. Such a longing you should have for the lord.

You can start by doing the duties as an obligation to the lord because by doing so, they become sacrifices. I recommend starting with prayer.

April 16 2020 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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