Something God has been showing me lately stems from this verse:
“…for whatever is not from faith is sin.” Romans 14:23
Every time we pray or worship or do anything with God, do we know the reason why? A question we need to constantly ask ourselves is “why am I doing what I’m doing?”. It ranges from the smallest things like “why do I close my eyes when I pray?” to “why am I even going to church?” As Christians, we need to know these answers because if we are not doing these things because the Spirit is leading, then we are doing them out of religion/routine. God is not routine. He is the most creative being in the universe. He likes to changes things up. He is interesting. He is fun. He is joyful. He wants us to know why we are doing the things we do so we can better understand Him. What I would encourage you to do is before you do anything, ask yourself, “Is this the Spirit leading?” and “Is this me acting out of religion? or out of faith?”. Thanks
P.S.- most of the reasons can be found in God’s Word. If you’re doing something that’s not in there, you might want to pray about why you’re doing it.