What's your favorite food? Mine is Chinese Food personally. But if I had to eat it every day I would experience burn-out. I would no longer appreciate it Considering I was no longer eating it for my love for it, but rather because I had to eat it solely for survival. The flavor that once stimulated my taste buds would become bland. The aroma that would make my stomach growl would begin to repulse me.
Unfortunately, sometimes it can be like that with our relationship with God. We began to go through the motions. Our prayer life can become mundane, and shallow, boring. Going to church begins to no longer be about fellowship with other believers or worshiping God but doing it just because we feel like it is what we are supposed to do. Instead of our Bible capturing our minds with all of the adventures it becomes a pillow.
If you feel guilty know the disciples fell asleep right after Jesus told them to pray...
Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, “Sit here, while I go over there and pray.” 37 And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful and troubled. 38 Then he said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death; remain here, and watch with me.” 39 And going a little farther he fell on his face rand prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let s this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.” 40 And he came to the disciples and found them sleeping. And he said to Peter, “So, could you not watch with me one hour? 41 watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” 42 Again, for the second time, he went away and prayed, “My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, your will be done.” 43 And again he came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy. 44 So, leaving them again, he went away and prayed for the third time, saying the same words again. 45 Then he came to the disciples and said to them, “Sleep and take your rest later on.2 See, the hour is at hand, and theSon of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. 46 Rise, let us be going; see, my betrayer is at hand.” Matthew 26:36-46
Another time Paul was preaching for so long someone got so bored and tired they fell out of a window and died, Paul then had to resurrect him.
On the first day of the week we came together to break bread. Paul spoke to the people and, because he intended to leave the next day, kept on talking until midnight. 8 There were many lamps in the upstairs room where we were meeting. 9 Seated in a window was a young man named Eutychus, who was sinking into a deep sleep as Paul talked on and on. When he was sound asleep, he fell to the ground from the third story and was picked up dead. 10 Paul went down, threw himself on the young man and put his arms around him. “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “He’s alive!” 11 Then he went upstairs again and broke bread and ate. After talking until daylight, he left. 12 The people took the young man home alive and were greatly comforted. - Acts 20: 7-12
Why is this? I personally being it is because we forget who God is. We also forget what He brought us from and where He wants to take us. If we really understood just how awesome God is then we would never take our relationship with Him for granted. We must remember that The Bible is a love letter from Him to us. Prayer is communication with the creator of the entire galaxy who cares about biggest needs and our smallest wants. Church is a family that is united through Him. When we remember these things then we will not have "well this is what I'm supposed to do" state of mind but rather, "this is what I want to do and love to do."
If God is infinite and his knowledge, ways, wisdom and love surpass human understanding then how can we truly be "bored" with him. We are much less complex than He is but God never says you know I'm bored with these Humans. No, he constantly pursues each of us with a passion. We must not fall into the trap of the enemy of thinking God is boring.
No friendship, marriage, or partnership will work out if you are just going through the motions. Become sick of going through the motions and look deeper into your heart and remember The God who saved you then respond to it. Let's make the decision to revive our relationship with God.
Great is the LORD, and highly to be praised, And His greatness is unsearchable- Psalms 145:3