Friday, 19 February 2010
In 'God is closer than you think' John Ortberg shares about a principal called 'Habituation'. It sounds awfully confusing, but it is actually very simple to understand.
Habituation refers to how something that is new and exciting eventually becomes ordinary and loses it's 'new appeal.' This happens in relationships, it can happen with new cell-phones or gadgets, it also happens with work. The initial 'wow' factor vanishes and we move into a kind of comfort zone.
The real danger comes into play when our faith develops 'habituation.' This results in a sense of 'spiritual comfort.' We lose the passion we once had for the Good News and the things of God.
Revelation 2:4 - "You have lost your first love."
Has this happened to you?
If it has, then ask God to make your faith 'fresh' again. Ask the Spirit to breathe newness into your soul.
Living in Grace,