Not only can familiarity have a negative impact on our marriages and friendships, it can have a similar impact on our relationship with our Heavenly Father. Our relationship with God is not immune. What once was a dynamic and thriving relationship with God can turn into something that is rote, programmatic, or at worst, legalistic. Our deep love and gratitude for God’s grace can be lost in the busyness of life.
Just like our relationships with friends and spouses, there are simple steps we can take to start moving back in the right direction. What is different is that God is always ready for us return to Him. Unfortunately, human relationships often take some time to warm back up to the idea, but God is constantly pursuing us and desires that we share deep fellowship with Him.