Thoughts on the Way Home

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Dealing with Coldness

I shall run the way of Your commandments, for You will enlarge my heart. Psalm 119:32

When you sit down to spend time with the Lord, and you find your heart as cold as ice, you can do one of two things:

1. Fake it by trying to work your emotions up. This will always leave you feeling exhausted and proud. After all, you were able to persevere.

2. Be honest and believe the truth of Psalm 119:32. "Lord, I'm going to open this Bible and start praying. I feel absolutely nothing. But I'm going set off in the direction I know you want to go, and I'm depending on You to give me reality somewhere along the way." And then you set off in the way of His commandments trusting that God will give the rest.