I Got Nothing

I Got Nothing

As I sit here  trying to get inspired to write something for this post, but nothing is happening.  I got no inspiration. I don’t know if it’s the crazy cold weather we’re experiencing here in Ohio or what. I’ve already started two different posts but I stopped writing them.  They went nowhere.

I got nothing!

That’s when it occured to me, our spiritual life is like that at times. In fact, it may be like that more often than not. It’s wonderful when we have those emotional spiritual moments with our God. Those are precious, but what happens to our faith when it’s been a while since we had one of those moments? Do we start thinking God is mad at us? Do we start believing God has abandoned us?

Whether you are a mature or immature Christian, this can be a vulnerable time, but it doesn’t have to be.

That’s when our mind must step up to the plate and take over. Emotional experiences with God are great, but the Bible tells us to love God with all our heart, all our soul, all our mind, and all our strength. (Mark 12: 30)

So, how might we love God with all our mind and not just our heart?

One thing I do is when I have a doubting thought, I immediately replace it with a godly thought, such as I love you, God. Another thing I do  is to keep studying and meditating on God’s Word. The more we learn about God, His character, and His promises, the more we can trust him no matter what circumstances we are in.

But if like me, you are missing that closeness, that emotional bond with your Creator, I have one sure-fire way to find it. Actually it involves three steps. First, I spend some time in thanksgiving for all that God has done for me in the past and all that He will do for me in the future. After that, I spend time praising God for who He is,and not for what He does for me.  And lastly, I listen to some great praise music (or whatever type you like) and before you know it, I feel that emotional bond renewed and strengthened!

May God Bless You until next time….Lillian

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Lillian Duncan About Lillian Duncan

Lillian Duncan writes stories of faith mingled with murder & mayhem. She writes the type of books she loves to read—action-filled suspense with a touch of romance that demonstrates God’s love for all of us. Visit her website for more info.

Comments

  1. I think we’ve all experienced this, Lillian. I like your plan to get back in to that closeness. That’s pretty much how I do it, too. Music can really put me in the right frame of mind to trust Him when I’m feeling far away.

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  2. I know and the funny thing is I’m not a music person at all. Except for music that draws me closer to God. I love that music–and all sorts of it–praise music–traditional–bluegrass–and country.

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