Read Revelation 3:14-16 I loved playing football when I was in school. Starting out, I even enjoyed going to practice and weightlifting to prepare for football. Around my sophomore year, though, something began to change. We began losing more and more, and I began to hate going to practice and weightlifting. Soon after that, I didn’t even enjoy playing the games all that much anymore. It wasn’t something that happened overnight. All the losses, boring practices, and hard workouts had eventually taken their toll and, slowly, I began to not enjoy playing a game I once loved playing anymore. If we aren’t careful, the same thing that happened to me with High School football can happen in other, much more important, areas of our lives. Relationships, for example, can be super exciting in the beginning. You probably want to spend every moment with your significant other. Over time, however, we can become apathetic and even bored. Instead of putting the same effort we did into our relationship that we once did, there’s a temptation to mentally check out or only give it a half hearted effort. Whether it’s your marriage, parenting, work, or ministry, when we become apathetic, we are far from where God wants us to be. If there’s an important area of your life where you’ve began having a “it is what it is” attitude, you’re in serious danger of causing irreparable harm to your life. Think back to the excitement you once had in your relationship, in your job, your family, or whatever it is, and fight for it with the same excitement you once had. Don’t allow yourself to be lulled to sleep slowly with the passage of time. Instead, give it all you got before you lose everything you have. // TWO-A-DAYS // GO A LITTLE FARTHER WITH YOUR DAILY DEVOTIONS // Go through these questions with your spouse, kids, or friend, or you can even journal about the answers to these questions:

  1. What was the best part of your day?
  2. What was the toughest part of your day?
  3. Where did you mess up today?
  4. Where did you see God today?
Reflect: What areas of your life do you sometimes become apathetic in? Why do you think it’s tough for you to stay engaged in that area of your life? Pray: Spend time today talking to God about the important things in your life that you haven’t been giving enough time and effort to lately. Ask God to renew your passion for those things. READ THROUGH THE NEW TESTAMENT: Today’s Reading: Matthew 14]]>

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