A Fainting Faith or a Dehydrated Heart
April 19, 2009
INTRODUCTION: How easy it is for us to be part of the Lord's work and permit the spiritual energy (motivation and passion) to move from a blazing fire to a smoldering flicker. You see, a Christian (believer) can become physically and emotionally weary in the work of the Lord, but by God's grace he can serve Christ without ever growing weary of it.
"Service to God, without communion with Christ, leads to spiritual fatigue. Your soul's life is sucked out, because fainting faith leaves you in a state of spiritual fatigue.
Boyd Bailey, Seeking Daily the Heart of God"
Oswald Chambers, Are You Spiritually Exhausted?"
"Exhaustion means that the vital forces are worn right out. Spiritual exhaustion never comes through sin but only through service, and whether or not you are exhausted will depend upon where you get your supplies. The process of being made broken bread and poured out wine means that you have to be the nourishment for souls until they learn to feed on God. They must drain you to the dregs. Before other souls learn to draw on the life of the Lord Jesus direct, they have to draw on it through you; you have to be literally "sucked," until they learn to take their nourishment from God. We owe it to God to be our best for His lambs and His sheep as well as for Himself."
Remember, your soul is satisfied in environments that engage you with eternity. Worship, Bible study, prayer, and fellowship with Christians quench your thirsty souls. The world parches your soul, but heaven hydrates your heart. Your faith will flourish and not faint as you take the time to quench your thirsty soul.
Steve Green, "Find Us Faithful"
"Surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses: Let us run the race not only for the prize. But as those who've gone before us, let us leave to those behind us, the heritage of faithfulness passed on through godly light. Oh, may al ...
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