May 24, 2019

How Do People Lose Their Spirituality?
 
The answer is first gradually and then suddenly. I had to fix a tire last week. It was a slow leak until it wasn't. It was gradual and then it was suddenly flat. The danger of a slow leak is that you do not take notice of it until it is too late.
 
What are the signs that you might be experiencing a slow leak in your spiritual life?
  • You Realize that you are reading the Bible less.
     Remember Psalm 119:9-11
  • You Realize that you pray less in terms of quantity and quality. 
    Remember Matthew 6:9-13
  • You Realize that Jesus does not feel real or seem very close to you.
    Remember Philippians 4:8
  • You Realize that you are not bothered by your lack of spiritual concern.
    Remember Revelation 3:15-16
 
Does it sound like I have been reading your mail? 
I do not want to end with something banal nor too bombastic, but I do want to be biblical.
 
Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and may find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:14-16)
 
Serving Him with you
Until He comes for us,
Fred