Have you ever had depressed days? Days when your cranky attitude was not because you were sick in your body but rather, in your soul? By soul, I mean your mind, emotions, and will. Those days when you weren’t in the mood and couldn’t care less about your behavior. Hmm… Aunty, you’re not the only one. When physically hungry, you feel sick, right? Likewise, when your spirit man isn’t fed, you desire, act and think strangely – sickness in your soul.
Know that you daily feed your flesh by what you hear and see with and without your will. If your spirit man isn’t fed likewise, your flesh which is fed daily through your senses will dominate. Moreover, your emotions (soul) respond to whichever dominates. You may have noticed that the days when you were in your best behavior were days you felt like your spirit man was fed.
Let’s remind ourselves that Joy is a fruit of the Holy Spirit. This implies that He alone gives joy from within us which is produced when His Spirit is stirred while we pray, worship or listen to the word.
Are you feeling spiritually dry,
1. Scrutinize Your 24 Hours.
Having a morning and night devotion is beautiful. However, the hours in-between are equally as important. If you’re one who spends the greater part of your day engaged in unedifying things like watching sin-stirring movies or jamming to ungodly songs, you’re in for many cranky days. I’m not downplaying your movie life, lol. However, measure what you watch. Uncle, do not spend your entire day watching a Korean movie and wonder why you feel spiritually dry, please.
2. Stir His Spirit Within.
Over the years, I noticed that my cranky days were days when I did not stir up The Holy Spirit In me. You’re having many cranky days and not experiencing His Joy from within because you quench His Spirit more often than you stir Him. Many do not know that a long time spent not fellowshipping makes it more difficult to key into His Holy place when they eventually do. Try to engage yourself in Godly things like playing worship instrumentals on YouTube while studying or listening to a sermon while cooking and you’ll notice a less frustrating Christian life.
.. I give waters in the wilderness and rivers in the desert to give drink to My people, Chosen.
3. The Word, Your Food
If you’re a faithful doer of the above points and still feel spiritually dry, please seek out where your spirit man can be fed. There’s a level you attain spiritually that spiritual bread crumbs do not feed you anymore. Find a Bible-based church or follow pastors online who give sound doctrine. Seek to stay joyful and not cranky. Now you know how to.
In short, we have cranky days when we are spiritually dry. Stirring up His Spirit within us through His word and worship produces joy within. Hence, avoid spiritual dryness.
Pick this up today,
Learn to make melodies in your heart to God.
PS. Participate by posting ways you’ve handled spiritual wilderness in the comment section.