Have you ever lost your zip and zest for spiritual things? I am not asking about backsliding or turning your back on God, the church or spiritual things, but rather about just cooling off.
Spending time in God’s Word loses its appeal. Church attendance and worship tends to become more habitual and less an adventure. Prayer is viewed as a 911 default tucked into the corner of your spirit.
Spiritual dryness becomes a spiritual desert and your thirst for God and the things of holiness takes a back seat. Oh, you still walk and talk and live as a Christ follower, you are just not as excited, challenged or involved as you once were.
Add to all of this, maybe you are even finding yourself becoming comfortable in this desert of complacency. Yes you feel a bit empty, like you have lost something valuable, but not really sure you want or are willing to pay the price of finding it again.
If you find yourself there, or on the border of a spiritual desert, be assured of these things. First, God is not mad at you nor has He deserted you! Second, know His grace is sufficient for your spiritual dryness. Third, God loves you just as much as He did yesterday! Finally, realize the way back is not as difficult or psychologically draining as you might fear!
The starting place: Go back and do the things you did at first. Don’t make it difficult. Just take that first step and as you take that step back, remember God is the same yesterday, today and forever! He wants to hear from you and have a genuine relationship with you. Everything else will naturally follow, after you take that first step!