feeling distant? (read more)

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Do you ever have those times when you feel you’re slowly slipping away from God?  I know I had those feelings just a few days ago and I am still coming out of it.

I can tell that something is happening when, my whole way of thinking is being altered to something that I know is wrong – I process things through a culture-filter rather than through the filter of Christ.  I can tell I am drifting when my prayers become shorter and more mindless, and I forget that I am praying to the GOD OF THE UNIVERSE.  I can tell that I am slipping when the language I use about God becomes more ambiguous and ordinary.

The closer I am to God, the more I call him Father.  The closer I am to God, the more I say the name and try to be like Jesus.  The closer I am to God, the more I depend on the Holy Spirit to actually walk with me and teach me how to live.  When I am distant from God all this changes.

And it is clear what needs to happen…surrender, falling on the knees (literally), and seeking God with sincerity.  And ONCE AGAIN, the process is not instant, it will take time but the fellowship that we once enjoyed with our God will be restored.  If it feels like I am hammering this point in about the process and growing, it’s because this point is being hammered into me! 

Hope this helps someone today.

And by the way, I am hoping that the new blog schedule will be Sunday through Thursday, and whenever I feel led.

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