As you contemplate the past, do you find yourself rejoicing in how the powerful hand of God worked in your midst? In days gone by, has his Spirit called you and used you in supernatural ways to touch and transform the lives of people? Wasn’t it exciting to be spiritually tender and available? Wasn’t it a joy to see yourself as God’s ambassador to the neighborhood or the nations?
Now, as you contemplate your present condition, do you find yourself befuddled over your compromise, your coldness, and your current chaotic state? Have you lost the joy of your salvation? Does the Spirit seem quenched? Have you fallen away a bit … or a lot? Does yesterday’s ministerial glee seem a distant memory?
Well troubled brother and sister, what ought you to do? It is my contention that you should open the Scripture, study the numerous examples of struggling, sinful saints, and…
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