Being incompetent with my best friend. My God (Gal 4:8-9)

"Formerly, when you did not know God, you were enslaved to those that by nature are not gods.  But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how can you turn back again to the weak and worthless elementary principles of the world, whose slaves you want to be once more?" - Galatians 4:8-9

Today I was contemplating my annoyingly constant struggle to stay in a close relationship with the Lord. I used to take pride in the fact that I had a quiet time everyday almost without fail. People have a hard time reading their Bible everyday, and I didn't, and I thought that made me pretty cool.

Maybe it did, but probably not. Now I focus more energy on trying to make those times valuable at all. All too often I see my quiet time as something to get through so I can get online and blog or something. Tisk tisk. And I've blogged on this a thousand times, and will probably continue to do so.

But today it occurred to me. Having a relationship with the Most High God and not spending meaningful time with Him is like...

Having breakfast with Frodo Baggin's everyday and not talking to him or asking him about his life.

It's like being friends with Bill Gates and him wanting to give you money but you refuse.

It's like having the basketball skills of Michael Jordan and choosing only to dribble around your backyard and never get on the court.

It's like knowing your creator who wants to spend time with you and being too incompetent to care.

(Insert your own analogy here).

Why am I like this? Help me out... what do I do so I can stop having to work so hard at spending time with the Lord? Will I ever consistently want to meet with him? I go through months, years, where I LOVE spending time with him, but it always waxes and wanes. Why? He's my creator.