We can’t hope to see spiritual fruit while failing to cultivate the ground it grows best in.
This is spiritual laziness, and outside of the Spirit’s work in our lives, it’s our default mode of living. We’ll gladly sacrifice sleep in order to watch a show or finish watching a movie, but balk at the prospect of getting up half an hour early to read the Bible. We somehow always have time to check email before going to bed, but taking time to pray somehow seems to elude us.
Sow in season. Work the land. Make the sacrifice and spend yourself in the pursuit of God. It’s the most significant investment you can ever make in your life.
Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither - whatever they do prospers. ~Psalm 1:1-3
Devotional excerpt from Jonathan Ziman, Wheaton Bible Church