Just think of how temporal the numbing injection used by the dentists for tooth extraction works. Shortly after the procedure, it wears off, and you are back to square one.
“Setting aside time for devotional activity, in and of itself, does not necessarily make us any more spiritual. (The Pharisees were renowned for their devotional habits, but they were far from spiritual.) Neither is a quiet time some sort of good luck charm, that gets God on our good side, guarantees our day will go better and keeps us from having problems. Daily devotions are not a way of bartering of negotiating with God.”
There is only one way you’re going to be a gracious person – stay filled up with God. If your tank gets low on God, you’re not going to be gracious at all. You’ve got to stay filled up with God.
Destiny is not in view when principles are out of place.
-Dr Paul Enenche