Every Christian goes through what many refer to as “desert” seasons—when it feels as if we’re living by force of will rather than faith. The danger comes when this period of spiritual lethargy becomes a way of life, choking our passion and our love for life. Here are some ways we can help, by God’s power at work in us, to spark life into hearts that have become deadened and indifferent.
Editor, Novelist, and speaker Jennifer Slattery has a passion for helping women discover, embrace, and live out who they are in Christ. As the founder of Wholly Loved Ministries, (http://whollyloved.com) she and her team put on events at hosting churches designed to help women rest in their true worth and live with maximum impact. She has five novels out with New Hope Publishers and is the managing and acquisitions editor of Guiding Light Women’s Fiction, an imprint with Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. When not writing, reading, or editing, Jennifer loves going on mall dates with her adult daughter and coffee dates with her hilariously fun husband. Visit with Jennifer online at JenniferSlatteryLivesOutLoud.com and connect with her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/JenSlatte.
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1. Verify your standing with Christ.
Has your heart been reborn and made new by Christ’s Holy Spirit? Apart from God, Scripture makes it clear that we’re spiritually dead and have hard, stubborn hearts that are opposed to God’s will. When we trust in Christ for salvation, however, God gives us a removes our “stony, stubborn hearts” and replaces them with those that are tender and responsive.
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