Are You Spirituality Dead?

Letter to the Church of Sardis 

Revelations 3:1 “To the angel of the church in Sardis write: 

1 These are the words of him who holds the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. I know your deeds; you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead. 

2 Wake up! Strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your deeds complete in the sight of my God. 

3 Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; obey it, and repent. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you. 

4 Yet you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their clothes. They will walk with me, dressed in white, for they are worthy. 

5 He who overcomes will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blotout his name from the book of life, but will acknowledge his name before my Father and his angels.

6 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. 

What is our Lord saying to the church at Sardis, and through them, to us?

The diagnosis was spiritual death. But resuscitation was possible. 

Is your Christian walk lively? Or have you become stuck in a rut? Are you going through the motions, or are you excited about going to church, reading God’s word, conversing with your Heavenly Father? 

If church has become a habit, something needs to change in your spiritual walk. 

Once upon a time, most of us were excited about our faith. But eventually, it usually becomes “old” to us. We fall into, yes, that routine mode. 

How can we revive it? 

Try something fresh. If you usually prefer traditional worship, give one contemporary service a try. You may not want to attend all the time, but it could quick start your faith excitement. It speaks to people in the vernacular – just as Jesus did. 

Try a new version of the Bible. Oh boy, I hit a rock there. Remember, even the King James was translated by men, from the original transcripts, so do not let yourself fall into not reading the newer translations.

Read a new (to you) Christian author, or revisit an old one that inspired you. 

Start a daily journal of your Bible study time and prayers. 

Join a Men’s or Women’s weekly Bible Study. Even start on in your home. 

Get yourself an accountability partner.

Get involved, be a disciple. The disciples God’s intent for us to be. 

We aren’t complete spiritually, if we are not using the gifts He has abundantly blessed us with. 

And pray, pray, pray. God wants you to have a lively faith walk. But be

careful what you ask for; you will get it! He may drop you out of your comfort zone. 

Blessings, Love and Prayers,

Pastor Pat Aman

Devotion Written By: Pastor Pat Aman Book © 1996/2019 “Coffee With Pat Daily Devotionals” & “ Christian Faith Publishers”

Study Notes: The New King James Bible

Comments are closed.