On June 4, 2017 I decided to start a new daily prayer habit.
So for the last 3 weeks I’ve been praying at least 30 minutes a day. Some prayer sessions have been great. I sense God’s presence and feel like I’m praying in power and with authority.
But most days I feel like I’m just going through the motions.
My prayers feel lifeless and I fight thoughts that whisper, “Josh, you’re becoming so religious by turning a life-giving thing like prayer into a dead habit. You’re wasting your time.”
Thank you Accuser, you’re so “encouraging.”
When I get thoughts like that I go back to the Word to meditate on the truth.
I did that today. I read James 5:17–18 that says: