Spiritual Fatigue

Canadian Prairies

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My wife and I have been dealing with a few stresses in life as most people do. We, although I should say I, have come to that place where a melt down is imminent. I envy my wife where she is at right now with God. She says that she is feeling spiritually tired, and that might be true, although she seems to be really plugged into what He is telling her and He has given her a great gift to interpret some of my crazy dreams.

It is I that feel fatigued. Maybe fatigue isn’t the right word for me. Not distant either. More like the winter blahs that seem to come around February. My walk lately has been characterized as one out of obedience.

My dreams leave me tired when I wake up , a whole lot more is happening in my dreams than when I am awake! But the dreams are good, exciting. Change is coming and I believe that we will soon be in the Prairies. I believe God has called us(I) to begin a minstry for the Metis and the First nations people. I have a great sense of excitement and of peace for what is in store for my wife and I.

But I am here. Now. Kind of a limbo existence of waiting for that final door to be opened to go through. Limbo life is tiring because it is not happening fast enough. What does God want me to be doing in the meantime? Yes, I know your answer, of “Pray”, but we live in a microwave world where we want things , NOW! In my obedience, I am trying to learn patience, even though I exhort my wife to be patient and of good cheer. ( I do this until she is ready to hit me!)

And of course, there is the whole finance thing that ways upon you like a mill stone around your neck. My God is a God of miracles but sometimes this too can cause the flesh to wane and dim the spirit.

Ultimately, I believe in victory, regardless of the circumstances that I may be in. I need to break away from the world when these thoughts try to settle in and I try to find God in His creation. If you find yourself with the spiritual blahs, here are three things to try for renewal.

1. Listen to the birds of the morning, walk along a rushing river. See His glory in everything.

1Ch 29:11 Yours, O LORD, is the greatness, The power and the glory, The victory and the majesty; For all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours; Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, And You are exalted as head over all.

2. Prayer and meditation. Meditate on God’s word, on His promises. Be reminded of His faithfulness to us.

2 Th 3:3 But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one.

 3. Worship and praise the Lord. Feel free to sing and dance. Turn the music up loud and sing with all your might!

Ps 5:7But as for me, I will come into Your house in the multitude of Your mercy; In fear of You I will worship toward Your holy temple.

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2 comments for “Spiritual Fatigue

  1. Dawn
    July 8, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    Hang in there Buddy!! Been around that block a time or two and know how it feels. While feelings may overwhelm us, our faith does depend on them, does it? Feelings are fickle and can change with the blowing of the wind.
    Hebrews 12:2 says “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
    That is all we can really depend on and look too when we are weary and worn down.

  2. Dawn
    July 8, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Ooops..should have said..Doesn’t depend on feelings..

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