Indifferent. Cold. Numb. Passive. Without care. Indecisive. Desensitized. And hardened. All of these are powerful temptations and lures from our enemy. Anyone else been here? ✋🏼? Where our thoughts sound a lot like this:
"I do not remember how I got here. I certainly did not anticipate this, let alone want it. I have no care for what is going on in the lives of my family. I can see the poor, hurting, broken...but all I have for them is pity - a small, unmoving, and mental pity. My days just play out. They zoom past and drag on all at the same time; they are fast, yet slow. When will this end? I want to feel again...to deeply feel and care..."
When disciplining our hearts towards seeing and experiencing God, one of Satan's go-to's is to cloud us with PASSIVITY. He wants us to get to the point where we can see things without really seeing them. Where we can see the broken but only have a false pity towards them.
After a long and hard time of confession, King David begs the LORD in today's Psalm: "Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me." (51:10). It is only through purity that our hearts will learn to see and lean on both God's word and His active grace. (Read today's full devotion in our link.) #declareglory
What do you need today? Anyone in the rut of passivity now?