14/ 07/ 18
As Christians we all go through dry seasons with God. I don’t believe that we should view these seasons as weird or abnormal, or as though we are an inferior Christian.
There are times where I am so on fire for God. I wake up every morning, blast Elevation worship and am super pumped to read my Bible. Quite honestly, there are also times where the thought of sitting at the kitchen table for an hour exhausts me and I roll over and go back to sleep. God doesn’t love me any less. He promises that he will pursue me wherever I am.
A quote on another blog post that really stuck to me is this, “One of the wonders of God’s love for us is that it survives our spiritual dry times.” God is an all-in kinda guy. He won’t treasure us more just because we read or Bible that day, and He won’t treasure us less when we don’t.
However, when we go through these periods, we shouldn’t use them as an excuse to become complacent or to lessen our desire for God. When David was isolated in the wilderness of Judah, he cried out to God, “O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.” If we have no desire for God, we have no hope that God will alter our situation. In dry seasons, call out to God. He hears you, and he surely sees you. He won’t allow you to stay stuck. As much as we desire to be close to Him again, He wants to see us flourish in Him more.
1 Thessalonians:16-18 “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances.”
God will ALWAYS find a path we can take to get back to His goodness. Jeremiah 29:13 states, “You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.” Zachariah 1:3 says, “Therefore say to them, Thus declares the Lord of hosts: Return to me, says the Lord of hosts, and I will return to you, says the Lord of Hosts.” When we are in the midst of a dry season we have to ask God to re-light a fire inside of our hearts. Then, it is our responsibility to pursue Him by reading our Bibles, worshipping Him, and meditating on His goodness.
Matthew 5:6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.”
Psalms 1:1-2 says, “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is the in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.” Everyone goes through dry seasons in their walk with Christ. We just can not allow these seasons to make us dull. When we become dull we become less durable to the ways of the world and a wedge between us and heaven is formed.
Please remember that even the most holy of people face times in their life where they are unmotivated and fail to feel God’s presence. That doesn’t mean that He is not still there, guiding your each and every step. God may be testing your dependence on Him, and I know you will not let him down. Just continue to pursue Him, to adore Him, and to trust Him.
Isaiah 40:31 “But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”