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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

When the World Says, "Been there, done that!:

Romans 13:11-12 (New International Version, ©2011)

The Day Is Near
 11 And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. 12 The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.

There is comfort in familiatrity.

There is safety in doing things that are 'tried and true.'

And then there's that thin line between "secure" and "bored."  You don't realize you've crossed that line until you miss the passion of the experience.  Passion in comfort is called compassion.  Passion in safety is called refuge.  But there is no passion in boredom. 

You probably have the T-shirt, "Been there, done that."

Applied to most things in life, this phrase is humorus.  Applied to your spiritual path -- BIG NEON FLASHING PROBLEM!

If you no longer feel passionate about your spiritual path - DO SOMETHING!

Like any relationship, passion fades away if you attention wanes.  You've got to look at it a new way.  See it from a new angle.  You may need to make some changes in yourself to help impassion you again.

Remember when you woke up singing and went to sleep content that the earth was in God's Hands?  Remember when you prayed and your skin tingled and your heart near-burst with power?

Do you want to back or are you just going to wear the T-shirt (drab-gray, frayed at the collar, letters peeling...)

It's your choice.

When the World Says, "Been there, done that."
God says, "Wake up!"

Sweet Jesus, I miss the passion I had in my soul.  I just sort of let it slip away into normalcy and everydayness.  Wake me up, Lord.  Revive me.  Help empower me with your spirit and path and words and love.  Now and always, Lord, Amen.

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