"Do you ever feel bored in your relationship with God? In those seasons, it’s important to remember that the more we come to know about God and allow ourselves to be transformed by truth, the more our hearts are supernaturally shaped to love and be excited by what He loves."
Similar to the seasons of life, we experience certain seasons in our faith. Sometimes, things feel fresh or exciting, scary or unknown and even boring and stagnate. Specifically, when the stale season comes, it can feel selfish and even embarrassing to admit. The Spiritual disciplines of our faith take the back burner and things like listening to worship music or morning devotionals seem to have less of an impact. When these moments start to take place, there is something deeper going on. We are not loved less by God but it seems that we begin to love certain things more than God. This doesn't happen overnight, little by little our focus shifts and we begin to move God from His rightful place as first in our lives. The shift can be caused by sin that hasn't been dealt with or how we view God. Overtime, these small shifts add up and begin to negatively impact our faith.
Elizabeth Woodson in her article, When Your Faith Gets Boring, continues to explore the shifts that cause the negative impact like misplaced expectations, persistent sin, neglecting Spiritual rhythms and continues by discussing the journey to find joy again. Read the full article here!