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growing apathetic

Postby little_tigress » Tue Nov 19, 2013 6:51 pm

I dunno about the rest of you, but I find it all together too easy to grow apathetic in my faith or take God for granted. What does the Bible say about this and how can we combat it?
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Re: growing apathetic

Postby FLGator_Chicky » Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:06 pm

Funny that you posted this, because I was just thinking this morning about how I have been shirking my quiet time and spending the time on other things.

The Bible has a lot to say about complacency - her is a link to several scriptures. http://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Complacency

When I realize that I am starting to slip into a pattern of complacency, I make a conscious effort to get back into the Word consistently. Otherwise, it becomes easy to let the world replace the Word. Oh what a difference that one simple letter L makes...

For, when I am in the Word instead of the world, it is hard to take my faith - or God's mighty power - for granted. It is a constant reminder for me what God has done for me - someone so undeserving - and how deep His love for me runs.
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Re: growing apathetic

Postby WallofWonder » Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:07 am

Malachi talks about taking things for granted.
Haggai talks about warnings against wrong priorities.(WSB course)

I guess I try to go to a bible study and a wsb course to help. These are academic type courses in our church.
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Re: growing apathetic

Postby sketcher » Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:59 am

Personally, the best cure to my spiritual apathy that I know of is to start paying attention to the people who are not apathetic. Not to church-boast, but in a church as large and active as mine, there's going to be somebody who the Holy Spirit is working through with a story to tell. The Lord invites me to hear it by providing the opportunity to hear it and to pay attention.
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Re: growing apathetic

Postby Wesley » Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:04 am

sketcher wrote:Personally, the best cure to my spiritual apathy that I know of is to start paying attention to the people who are not apathetic. Not to church-boast, but in a church as large and active as mine, there's going to be somebody who the Holy Spirit is working through with a story to tell. The Lord invites me to hear it by providing the opportunity to hear it and to pay attention.

Wow, that's a good piece of advice. I know the experience when you're around someone that knows the same savior you do, but have so much more fire than you.

And if that doesn't work, I find that the Lord brings some trouble into my path to get me to veer back to Him.
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