- What do you do when daily devotions became a daily grind a long time ago, and now they’re nearly non-existent?
- What do you do when you are so dry, you’ve lost the ability to be thirsty for God?
- What happens when you can’t face Bible study because it has become another place to spiritually perform—and you don’t have an ounce left to give?
What do you do when you’re in Christian leadership—but can hardly face the prospect of a church meeting? What do you do when you’ve got nothing left to give?
If any of this rings true for you, or you are concerned that at the rate you’re going you might end up like this, or you have been there and are on a journey of recovery —you’re not alone.
You may also know of someone who is heading down this track, and be wondering how you can help them.
I heard someone say recently, ‘Your mess becomes your message.’ That being the case, I thought it was time to start to share what I’ve learned. Thankfully, as I mentioned in another blog post, the River has begun to flow for me again.
Over the next few weeks, I will be focusing on keys to spiritual renewal in this blog. We will be looking at questions like:
- What is Christian-service-burnout?
- How can I get excitement and expectancy back in my devotional life?
- Is falling in love with the Bible again possible (why did it get so dry)?
- How am I uniquely wired to connect with God (and why do I try to be like everybody else)?
I want to encourage you to engage with your own experiences, ideas and feedback.
Can you relate to any of this? Have you discovered some keys to recovery from spiritual dryness or burnout? Leave us a note in the comments.
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