“Does a young woman forget her jewelry, a bride her wedding ornaments? Yet my people have forgotten me, days without number” (Jeremiah 2:32).

For many, our routine consists of rising to a cup of coffee and rushing to get ready for work. The kids have to be awakened, dressed, fed, their homework gathered and taken to school. Then we rush off to our employment. Once the work day is done, we face rush hour traffic, the kids get picked up, have them do their homework as we do the evening chores, pay bills, get dinner prepared, finish any work brought home…spend an hour checking Facebook, then we collapse into bed to start it all over again the next day.

Rather than settling into the same old routine, we need to launch into the resurrection routine! Jesus offers a different way to do life. First, we make the conscious choice to invite Jesus into our day. Instead of giving Him the leftovers of the day, we start with His empowerment: “His mercies are new every morning” (Lamentations 3:23). It’s reading a chapter of the Bible a day, a time praying over the family and the day ahead, offering Him ourselves. What might you want to show me or to whom might you want me to show you? Then as we encounter problems at work or with our lives, we hand them over to God knowing He promises to answer our prayers and care for us. At the end of the day, we pray over the children, bless our spouse, and share of our spiritual life with others. It’s the routine of having God intertwined into every part of the day.

Here in lies the problem with so many. Your relationship might need a new routine. If it isn’t working right now, then you need to change the routine, initiate fresh interaction habits. Try Christ’s love with them.

The Spirit also works by way of reminder; “Be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing of you; Therefore, I will always be ready to remind you of these things. I consider it right, as long as I am alive to stir you up by way of reminder” ((2 Peter 1). In Deuteronomy 6, it says to keep these on the door post and on your forehead. In Israel, the devout actually wear a box on their head. Are these fools taking things too literally? Or, are some things too important to forget? God complains in Jeremiah 2:32, “My people have forgotten me days without number.” God doesn’t want you to forget what He has done for you and the promises available to you now.

First and foremost, Jesus is alive! Many people including 500 at one time, saw Him. But that’s nothing. How many Christians have stories of Jesus answering prayers, doing the miraculous, literally seeing Him! I find it baffling when someone tells me that God is just a concept. Engage the living God and you will soon see He is alive and interested in moving in and through your life.

Adapted from “The Resurrection Routine” by Rev. Dr. William A. Lewis