So your faith feels dry. You have no desire to read the bible. And when you do, you read a paragraph and forget what you’ve read, so you read it again–and forget it again. The words on the page just feel lifeless. You find no inspiration in them.
You have no desire to go to church. The effort to get up, get ready, drive to church, and sit for an hour listening to mundane platitudes with a group of people you don’t even know, it just feels pointless.
God doesn’t feel personal, He doesn’t even feel present.
Where is God anyway?
You ask yourself, “Why can’t I find Him?”
Do you want to know why? Do you really want to find Him? Or are you avoiding Him intentionally.
If you’re avoiding Him intentionally then stop reading now.
But if you genuinely want to find Him, if you truly desire His presence, if you really want to get to know Him, there’s an answer. God says to you and God says to me:
“…you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.” Deuteronomy 4:29
Have you done that? Have you tried that? Have you sought after God with everything you have? Have you sought after God with all your heart and all your soul?
If you haven’t, then is it any wonder why you don’t feel His presence? Purpose in your heart to seek after Him with everything you have. Start now. Find every scrap of available time to devote to it. Use every bit of available energy to focus on it.
Seek after Him with all your heart, and with all your soul–and see if you don’t find Him.
If you made that decision, to seek after Him with everything you have, you might want to consider some ways to help you draw closer: 7 Ways to Draw Closer to Christ
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