So my journey through The Love Dare with God continues, despite less frequent blog entries. I have been following the book every day, and as before am finding some challenges easier than others. Giving up one of my own interests to spend time with God? Easy...I spend a little less time on the computer and trade that time for prayer and reading the Bible. Trusting Christ for my salvation (the latest Dare)? Well, it's easy but I did that twelve years ago. Showing honor and respect above the normal routine? A little harder.
But my real challenge has been remembering God throughout the day. When I did the Dares with my wife I would see her physically for hours each day and talk to her throughout the day. That physical and audible presence was hard to ignore. Though God should be even more prominent, His presence is more spiritual and less obvious, making it easier to forget.
Wow. Forgetting God. That sounds pretty harsh. I mean, I pray and talk to Him throughout the day, but it's in shorter periods of time. As much as I hate to admit it, I can get caught up in my own daily chores and routines and put God aside. That's the worst thing we can do and the wrong way to order our lives. But it's apparently easy.
But that's the reason for my 40 day journey. I'm becoming more aware of my relationship with Him and how I fail in that. Hopefully that will lead to better changes and a stronger bond. We have to recognize our shortcomings before we can overcome them.