Are you in a rut?

2 Peter 3:9 – The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you.

When the clouds were dark over Europe and the British Isles and it looked as though Germany was winning,  Prime Minister Winston Churchill recognized his countrymen were being overcome with a political inertia that endangered their future. The definition of inertia is a “lack of movement or continuous movement in a particular direction unless affected by something that alters that direction.” For many in the Cristian community, a spiritual inertia has set in, and it will be a danger for America’s future if allowed to continue.

You can identify spiritual inertia by its apathy, a lack of joy, the dullness of vision, functional depression, and an abdication of servanthood. Many Christians wring their hands in despair and isolate, not because of the coronavirus, but because they sense a personal lack of effectiveness.

God wants you in motion—and powerfully so!  If you are feeling that spiritual inertia today, recognize your spiritual dryness and pray for a reconnection with God Almighty. Don’t procrastinate. Remember what He has already done for you in the past, Faith isn’t expected to be blind. Look back and see God’s faithfulness to you. Let go of the things that stand in the way of your usefulness to God.  Then be sober and vigilant, staying alert for the things that are determined to kill your soul. Lay hold of the power of God. Move forward!

Pray With Us

Dear Heavenly Father, I confess that I’ve become stuck in a spiritual rut and have allowed the things of this world to cloud my vision of You and the pathway that You have set out before me. I ask that Your Holy Spirit awaken me out of my torpor and let me feel the force of Your power in my life. Prod me along in my journey with You when I need it. Give me a fresh vision and new energy to overcome the inertia I have allowed to sink in. It is my desire that my life honors You. I acknowledge You and ask You to direct my path today, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

  • Pray that God will encourage you in the midst of worry and doubt.
  • Pray for a strong reconnection with the Lord.
  • Pray that God will speak to you through His Word and show you His will.
  • Ask that God would confirm His work for your life and your purpose for this week, this month, this year.
  • Ask God to deepen your spiritual journey with Christ, making you more like Him each day.
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