Mindlessly, breathlessly, we run from event to event, happening to happening in an existence which is neither dead nor alive.
I was doing dishes and looking out over the backyard. Along the fence at the back of our property we have several plantings of grasses and lilies. The weather has turned colder, and the plantings have gone from green to yellow as they begin to go dormant for the winter.
Suddenly it occurred to me that they aren’t dead, but they certainly aren’t alive either. There’s no life and vitality in them in comparison to their flowering beauty this past summer. They will return in the Spring, but in the mean time they are somewhere between life and death.
There have been times in my life when I was somewhere in between. I knew I wasn’t yet dead, but there was not much life happening in me either. I didn’t know it at the time, but as I look back I realize that my spirit was dormant.
In the second part of John 10:10, Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” We were created to be fully alive, but human nature edges in and we shift to autopilot. Mindlessly, breathlessly, we run from event to event, happening to happening in an existence which is neither dead nor alive. It’s somewhere in between.
It’s time for a wakeup call. It’s time for Spring. It’s time to call forth your spirit from a season of dormancy and move toward life and vibrancy of the soul.
What can you do differently to move toward life?
How is God’s voice calling to you to be fully alive to God’s presence in your life?
What changes need to take place?
Let’s set up a Spiritual Direction session to talk about this:
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