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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Getting low.. I need help!

Recent changes in the demand of my time especially for work has critically dragged me out of my spiritual commitments. And I'm feeling spiritually low this time. I need help and a lot of prayers.

Out of town job related seminars and training kept me away from my regular small Christian discussion group. In one week I missed three meeting and fellowship gatherings. As a young believer I really need this group to strengthen my faith. The lessons I gained every week from the sharing of ideas out of the Words of God are to me invaluable bits of the Bread of Life promised by Jesus Christ to those who continued to seek Him. Having missed those "breaking of bread" sessions, hungers my soul.

Yes, of course there's my personal prayers and the Bible in every hotels for my own use. These kept me reminded and helped me stay out of temptations. But "breaking the bread" with yourself alone may not be as strong as when you worship with community. I prayed silently alone every time in all place and I make it a habit to casually talk to Jesus in silent mode. It helped me relieve my stress and discomfort. But I still miss the group conversation with the Holy Spirit around. And I know this can help me revive my energy in faith.

Would you believe that being apart and being low is a chance for the devil to come in. The "world," Satan's primary arsenal is deceiving me again that "life down under" is a better place to live in. That the world makes me more happy is his bait. Questions like, "Why should you sacrifice your time and happiness with your Christian life when you can be happy without those community involvement?"

Now I'm striving to recharge myself despite "hell" dragging me away. I firmly believe Jesus is for real but I'm so low I might be deceived just as Peter, Judas, Thomas, and other great disciples were in their time. I therefore ask for your prayers. God, I need help!

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Stuff could always be worse said...

We all get discouraged but Keep on trying, that is all you need. God will meet you where you are at.
Will be praying for you.

poorboy said...

Keep fighting the good fight bro! You have our prayers.

Diane L. Harris said...

Maybe you can get a couple of phone numbers or email addresses of your group mates and use them as long distant prayer/discussion partners while you are away from home.

Whatever you do, keep telling the devil to back off in the name of Jesus.

We all get discouraged from time to time, but you've found something too wonderful to let it go now.

Carol said...

I fully understand your dilema and feel for you. I hope you do well. I will say a little prayer for you. I have some good news.I love your writing and plan to follow you.