Apr 18, 2014
It’s easy to get there.
Recent discouragements, guilt over sin, being distracted by the world’s promises – all of these and more can cause spiritual snoozing.
So how can we tell when that’s happening?
Dead giveaways for me are –
- Lukewarm love for Christ
- Dull prayer and Bible reading
- No passion for Jesus’ glory
- Wimpy battle against sin
- Little care for fellow believers
- Apathy towards the lost
What Can We Do?
Paul tells us in Ephesians 5:14 –
“Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”
Notice that the way to overcome sleep is by waking up and rising from the dead. To do that I must –
- Admit that I am sleeping in spiritual death
- Confess this to Christ
- Be assured of his forgiveness through the cross
- Trust that Christ’s resurrection power can awaken me, just as it did when he first saved me
- Prayerfully set my heart on the truth of who Christ is, what he has done, and what he promises to do.
Paul promises that when we do this, we will experience Christ shining on us – which probably means we will once again behold the energizing light of his glory.
A Worship Song to Help
Here is a worship song crafted to wake us up when we’re sleeping spiritually. Start by turning your heart to Christ, confessing your sleepiness, being assured of forgiveness to the cross, and asking for his power to change you.
Then listen to this song, following the lyrics meaningfully and prayerfully.
May Christ’s resurrection power wake us from the sleepiness of spiritual death, so we see the light of his Glory, and once again live for him with all our might.
Here’s the song —
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