Friday, 23 August 2013 05:34

OVERCOMING SPIRITUAL STAGNATION

August 3rd, Saturday 

Say to them that are of a fearful heart, be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with a vengeance, even God with a recompense; he will come and save you. - Isaiah 35:4

Stagnation in worldly terms, is being stuck in an established routine; mired in monotony; caught in a boring sameness. Failure to develop progress, cessation in growth. 

Spiritual stagnation is to be in a place where one is not growing spiritually, as a born again Christian. It’s obvious symptoms are; alcoholism, addictions, emotional issues and finally, falling in totality head-long into sin. Spiritually stagnation is a problem that a Christian faces due to depression fears, anxiety, because, he feels “separated” from God.  He feels alone, sinful, dirty and unloved.

Are you going through spiritual stagnation? It's a good time to seek God in your distress. It is not a time to pretend all is well, or have a lukewarm attitude towards God. The Bible condemns this and has this to say, “So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot; I will spew thee out of my mouth” (Revelation 3:16). “Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt has lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot by men (Mathew 5:13).

The good news is that, God loves a repentant spirit. “you are all sons of God…” (Galatians 3:26), Jesus loves you; you are joint heirs with Christ, God's witness and ambassador. You do not have an identity crisis, you are in a covenant relationship with Christ, a city set on a hill cannot be hidden, so shake off that spiritual drowsiness, read the word, pray to God, confess your sins and walk tall in the spirit. Victory and divine excellency is yours. Amen.


PRAYER        

Lord, I come to your throne of grace in a repentant heart. I take back my place as a child of God where only divinity reigns continually. I am a champion, because I have the seed of greatness in me  

FURTHER STUDY:  PSALM 25:8-10
DAILY READING: PROVERBS 3:5-8, JOSHUA 1:7-9