How to Revive Your Christian Life from the Dead
- Carrie Lowrance Crosswalk Contributor
- 2017 11 Apr
It’s amazing when you think about the Lord dying on the cross to give us eternal life. What a beautiful gift He gave us and what a beautiful gift we receive when we choose to follow Him. However, sometimes it is easy to get so caught up in the busyness of life that the Christian aspect of our lives gets lost. It happens to everyone sometimes. You feel like you are being pulled in a million different directions and life is moving faster than the speed of light. Before you know it your prayer and church life are taken over by the messiness of life. Are you feeling a little empty lately and you don’t know why? Have you drifted from the faith you once loved and are wondering how you will ever get back? Here are some ways to revive your Christian life from the dead.
1. Put time with God in your appointment book - If your life has become very busy and you haven’t had time to spend with Him, pencil in a time in your appointment book. This way, you will have a set appointed time to spend in prayer and conversation.
2. Go to church - One of the easiest ways to revive your Christian life is to start attending church again. Your spirit will be lifted and you will feel more connected to the One that created you. It will also do your heart and soul good to be around your brothers and sisters in Christ.
3. Get involved in church - Choose a passion you have and get involved. If you are good at gardening and yard work, volunteer to help keep up the grounds. If you love to cook, serve at a church supper. If you love kids, get involved in Sunday School or nursery.
“Won’t you revive us again, so your people can rejoice in you?”-Psalm 85:6 (NLT)
4. Join a Bible Study - Ask around and see what kind of Bible groups your church offers. This is a good way to both be consistent in the word and develop relationships.
5. Join a Christian Group - Churches often offer different social groups to their congregation. There are groups for women, men, singles, widows, divorcees, etc. This is another way to develop friendships with people who are like minded.
6. Pray for big and small things - Another instant way to rekindle your Christian life is to pray. Take some time out of your day and go somewhere quiet and get comfortable and just talk to God. Pray about the things that are bothering you, big and small. You are sure to rekindle the wellness in your soul.
“I lie in dust; revive me by your word.” Psalm 119:25 (NLT)
Read books on prayer-Seeking to have a better prayer life or how to pray better is always a good thing. Read books on how to pray and learn how to talk to our Father even more intimately.
7. Listen to your favorite worship/praise music - Put on your favorite worship/praise music and dance. Take a drive in the car and blare it. Sing at the top of your lungs. This is a sure way to light up your soul with positivity.
8. Join an online Christian group - Go online and research Christian groups. This is a great way to expand your social circle and fellowship with others. If you are having trouble finding a group, start one of your own and invite your friends. This is a great way to stay connected when you are really busy and be able to share prayer requests and praises with one another. It is also comforting to know you can reach out to your brothers and sisters any time day or night.
“Your promise revives me; it comforts me in all my troubles.” Psalm 119:50 (NLT)
Are you still unsure about whether these things will help revive you or guide you back to your Father that loves you? Let’s pray.
As You have watched my busy life lately, You have noticed that I have been lacking in being in your presence. I have wondered why I have felt out of sorts lately and then I realized it’s because I have been too busy for You, causing me to drift from You. This is not how I want our relationship to be. Lord, please help revive me. Help me find the time in the craziness of my life to be still and talk to You and pray to You. Help me let go of the things in my schedule that aren’t necessary so that I can abide with you and with my brothers and sisters in Christ. Help me find other ways in my day to draw close again to You, no matter how small those things may be. In Your name I pray. Amen.
Carrie Lowrance is a freelance writer and author. She has been featured on Huffington Post, She Is Fierce, Parachute, The Frugal Farmer, etc. She is also the author of three books of poetry and one children’s book. She writes her own child care blog at www.freelancebylowrance.com.
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Publication date: April 11, 2017