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Spiritual Dryness

Spiritual Dryness: Fueling Our Desires

Over the past several weeks we have been discussing the causes and challenges of Spiritual dryness. As with physical thirst, spiritual dryness can be an indication that something is wrong. You can ignore it for a while, but in the end you will not be able to ignore it any longer. The past few weeks we discussed causes of spiritual dryness: forgetting the spiritual disciplines of prayer, God’s Word, fellowship, indulging in sin, or ignoring physical limitations and business. But there are times when a person is still being obedient, still engaging in a regular relationship with God, and in spite of everything is going well, can still feel distant from God.

Spiritual Dryness: Being Human

In this series, we have discussed the issue of Spiritual Dryness and what are some reasons for it. We have discussed how the neglect of spiritual disciplines can stifle our appetite for God. A second cause could be the presence of sin in our lives. A third reason for spiritual dryness may surprise some of […]

Spiritual Dryness: Are You Harboring Sin?

In our reflections we are considering the issue of spiritual dryness. Last week we discussed one possible reason we may be spiritually dry. There is a lack of enjoyment of God. We may be neglecting the gifts of prayer, and devotional life with God. Another closely related reason could be that we may be harboring […]

Spiritual Dryness: Symptoms

Spiritual dryness is not something unique to believers today. It is a struggle that God’s people have always had since Biblical times. The Bible uses terms like “living water”, or “ever flowing springs” to describe an intimate life with God(Psalm 1:3, 46:4, Jer. 17:3). So what does spiritual dryness look like?In Psalm 63:1, the writer speaks of being in a “dry and weary land”. Other Scriptures talk of God “hiding his face” (Psalm 13:1, 27:9). What is the source of spiritual dryness? How do we face it?