Perhaps one of the most dangerous threats to my devotional and spiritual life is the perfunctory, the mundane, the typical way of doing things. As a result, I have to be cautious about doing anything too often in the same way, in the same place, or even at the same time.
I realized that this might be a problem for some (I can’t be the only crazy one!). I have friends, for example, who are very disciplined and that discipline communicates itself into a stringent schedule. That simply doesn’t work for me. As a result, I have a few suggestions for anyone who might feel “stuck where they are” spiritually.
- Add music.
- Subtract music.
- Rearrange your work station.
- Relocate your work station.
- Get fresh air throughout the day when possible.
- Walk during breaks–don’t stand around.
- Move prayer/reading to local parks.
- Take advantage of conversational time–discuss spiritual issues more often.
- Include a helpful, trustworthy friend.
- Don’t assume devotion will happen–schedule it on your calendar.
These 10 suggestions aren’t law. But they may help shake up the mundane in your spiritual life so that your devotion doesn’t suffer from boredom!