“Sometimes we can drift through life, just going through the motions. We are passive more than active. Distracted—waiting to be entertained—instead of engaged and proactive. Jaded and not alive to the spiritual possibilities in front of us. We can feel like the functioning depressed.
I noticed this recently when I was reading Scripture. I was in the early chapters of Acts, which are some of the most exciting stories ever, but I was just. . . going through the motions. As a way to take a small stand against such passive reading, I decided to be more active with two psalms—approach them as spiritual exercise and work up a sweat over them. I wrote them out as they were intended—with Jesus appearing everywhere—with the aim of making them a part of me.”