I know that we've all said it. "I'm going to focus on God more." "I'm going to pray more." "I'm going to read the Bible every day." With all of our best intentions we plan to focus more on our relationship with God. It might start out good, but pretty soon it tapers off to our old habits of "nothing". At least, this is the way it happens if you're anything like me.
Why does it have to be that way?
We are flawed, imperfect beings that are constantly having to fight against the influences of the Devil. One of his most potent weapons is to distract us from being closer to God. The less time we spend with God the closer we are to forgetting Him. Satan doesn't have to make us turn towards him, he just has to make us turn away from Christ.
Be warned of this (and I'm warning myself here). Making the decision to study the Word and spend more time in God's presence is a spiritual battle and puts you on the front lines of such warfare. Gird yourself and stand firm in the decision to be with the Lord.