Life is daily. People normally have a daily physical routine that includes working, eating, and sleeping. Having a routine for our spiritual life is also important. We always have time for what we consider important. Here are some Recommended Daily Allowances (pdf format) for your spiritual health.
These are guidelines for disciples of Jesus Christ who desire to grow spiritually -- which should not be allowed to become legalistic bondage. God's Word should make us free -- not put us in bondage.
However, we cannot expect our flesh to rejoice about feeding our spiritual nature. To walk in the spirit and grow spiritually, as God intends, requires us to go against the flow of this world system. It will take effort.
God will not love you more because you follow these guidelines. They are recommended for your benefit -- not required to make God love you. However, without following them your spiritual development will be slowed.
Jesus taught that God's Word is a seed (Luke 8:11). Plant the seed of God's Word in your life and you will reap blessings, if you don't give up (Galatians 6:9).
In Joshua 1:7-9, God gave instructions for success. They will still work for you today. It is not enough to read God's Word. You must also speak it, meditate on it, and act on it. By speaking it and hearing it, you plant it in your heart. Meditating on God's Word helps you to "digest" it -- getting its full benefit.
The promise of Jesus in John 8:31-32 is for you. If you continue in the Word of God, you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free! Only those who continue in God's Word come to the place of knowing called faith. Faith is not trying to believe. Faith is knowing.
Faith comes by hearing the Word of God (Romans 10:17). Nothing will build your faith as quickly as speaking God's Word.
However, faith and spiritual growth should not be our main focus. They only enable us to walk with God and serve others in His Name. A growing love for God, and acts of loving service (ministry) to those near-by should be the fruit of our spiritual growth.
"Jesus said to him, 'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' " (Matthew 22:37-39)
Jesus is Lord!
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