Sometimes we go through spiritual downs. Our relationship with God might not be as strong as it was or as it should be. We start to slack off on our relationship with God. Reading the Bible everyday or praying may stop being routine. Maybe doubts arise in our minds.
Furthermore, we know that to maintain a good relationship it takes work. We need to try everything we can to prevent these spiritual downs and to be able to get out of them.
Two of the most important things we can do is keep praying and keep reading the Bible. Make it a routine. How better to draw closer to God then to spend time with Him? Set aside a certain time of day for this and don’t schedule anything else during this time. If you break routine once it is so easy to miss it the next day. Soon it will become hard to get back into the routine of reading and praying.
(Of course time with God shouldn’t have to be scheduled. After all, God shows up in your life in so many ways and we just have to be watching more carefully.)
Also, I find that listening to worship music is an amazing way to feel near to God. It reminds me of everything He is. It helps to strengthen my relationship with Him.
Moreover, we need to rely on each other for spiritual support. Sometimes we need to remind each other of what’s important. We need each other to help us through the ups and downs. To share blessings and to help with the tough times. We need good Christian friends in our lives to keep us on track so we don’t lose faith.
Another good thing to do is post reminders for yourself. Write Bible verses on the wall! Personally, I have sticky notes with verses everywhere. Write Bible references on your hand. Wear a bracelet or a ring that will remind you to pray. Maybe you can use it to watch for God and to be more aware of His presence.
Reminders like these help us to stay focused on God. Sometimes we can get caught up in life and forget that God is our life. These reminders help us to slow down, to remember that He is near and to develop a better relationship with Him.
Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is One. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the door-frames of your houses and on your gates. ~ Deuteronomy 6: 4-9