A Good Word on a Sunday Evening

“Sometimes we experience a terrible dryness in our spiritual life. We feel no desire to pray, don’t experience God’s presence, get bored with worship services, and even think that everything we ever believed about God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit is little more than a childhood fairy tale.

Then it is important to realise that most of these feelings and thoughts are just feelings and thoughts, and that the Spirit of God dwells beyond our feelings and thoughts. It is a great grace to be able to experience God’s presence in our feelings and thoughts, but when we don’t, it does not mean that God is absent. It often means that God is calling us to a greater faithfulness. It is precisely in times of spiritual dryness that we must hold on to our spiritual discipline so that we can grow into new intimacy with God” (Henri Nouwen).

Monday is where  the proverbial rubber meets the road. It’s where we reenter the real world after a weekend of relaxation and rest and worship (or maybe for some of us it’s just another day after a weekend of working).

The important thing to remember is that God is greater than our feelings and so is our faith in Him. The joy we are called to transcends feelings.

The key is to trust God and keep doing what you know He’s called you to do. Keep practicing the disciplines of the faith — Bible reading, prayer, meditation, meeting together with other believers.

God will be just as faithful on Monday as He was on Sunday.

 

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