How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
In a believer’s ear;
It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds,
And drives away his fear.
We are supposed to stay with Jesus. Truthfully, we are supposed to stick with Jesus. In fact, we are supposed to abide in Christ as He abides in us.
Does any of this sound familiar?
How do we get so far away from the one who sticks closer than a brother? How do we find ourselves at such distance from our Redeemer?
We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all. – Isaiah 53:6 (NIV)
Just like our sin, our wandering is not limited to new converts. Some of us who have been at it for a while can lose our fire. We can become burnt out and dulled. We all, at one time or another, have to rekindle our spiritual fire.
- Go to God in prayer. Pray for God to show you the error of your ways and a solution to what has you spiritually stagnant.
- Go to God’s Word. Read His Word and seek to draw closer to Him.
- Go to God’s man. Talk with your pastor. Share your concern so that he can pray with you and guide you with spiritual wisdom.
- Go on and get back into ministry. Start slow. Don’t commit to too much. Start and stick with one ministry first. Let it be something near and dear to you so that you do not lose enthusiasm or excitement.
God can help us get back on track. We have to submit to Him and His perfect work. We have to be obedient to His calling on our lives. He’ll offer us a solution.
He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? – Romans 8:32 (NIV)