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by Jim Clark
Some mornings I wake up not feeling very close to God. It was one of those mornings earlier this week. I read some Scripture and prayed a bit before hopping in the shower. But as I said goodbye to my wife, I admitted that I didnt feel much intimacy with Christ. There were no major problems at home or work. My ministry was going well. Jesus was Lord of my life. And yet there was this spiritual dryness that made me long for another drink of the living water of Jesus. How could I sense that closeness to Him once more?
That morning I wrote in my diary:
I long for that Father/son relationship with You, Lord, where I know You are there for me. Where I weep when reading the story of the cross, knowing that my Savior died for me. But today I feel so dry and distant from You. Please show me the way.
What a great reminder to continually come back to the cross and know that my salvation is not based on my feelings, how much I surrender, or how spiritual I may be that day. Our standing before God depends entirely upon His mercy displayed to us through the shed blood of Jesus. As we rest in that forgiveness by faith, the Holy Spirit frees us to love God and love others with vigor and joy. As God promises us in Romans 8:
Absolutely nothing can get between us and Gods love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us.
Not even a bad mood.
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