It happens. There are times when we feel on top of the world: our prayer life is exciting, the Word is leaping off the pages, we’re operating in our giftings and feeling alive. Then there are those times when we take the platform on the weekend after just arguing with half the band, threatening our children within an inch of their lives and shooting up a “Lord help me” prayer just as the countdown ends.
Although the Lord desires relationship with us on an ongoing basis, He doesn’t love us any more, or any less, when we dip into complacency. We have to give ourselves enough grace to not be perfect and then accept the grace He so freely gives that gently draws us back to Him. It’s more important to get on with the business of being more like Him than focusing on the days when we are not.
Am I suggesting that our spiritual health is unimportant? Absolutely not. We must keep close proxemity to the Light of the World in order to be in line with His will, hear His heart and be able to discern His leading. However, when we are feeling spiritually dry, all we have to do is realize that we are just one moment away from the Lord. He is ever waiting and wanting to be with us. His presence is real and never leaves us.
So, if you are in that place today, it's ok… just stop...because a heart that rests, hears. And a heart that hears is filled back up to overflowing.
He can’t wait to be with you again.
Tara is Greg's girl, mom to two sons of thunder, a hunger fighter, big dreamer and worship pastor at seacoast church.