Crayons To Pens

In prayer life, we all reach a point of spiritual dryness. Spiritual dryness will come and go throughout our walk with God. You will know when you are in spiritual dryness when you feel stagnant. Does this mean that you are growing away from God? No. Spiritual dryness is a sign of elevation within the Trinity. Like children, who color with crayons, they eventually will start to find an interest in markers and then the need for pen and pencil comes in – it is a continuous elevation of being with God in different ways. If we continuously write with crayons and markers, can you imagine that in the business world? People making out checks, signing contracts with crayons and markers? St. Paul writes, “When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became a man, I gave up childish ways.” (109 1 Cor. 13:11)

On our journey with Jesus, we are to be continuously moving forward in our spiritual life, a continuous growth as we walk with God, daily. If you are in a state of spiritual dryness, keep going with it, knowing that God is seeing something more in you and He wants to elevate you in a spiritual way. The Holy Trinity is seeing something in you and wants to work in your life – within your intellect.

St. Philip Neri advises, “As a rule, people who aim at a spiritual life begin with the sweet and afterward pass on to the bitter. So now, away with all tepidity, off with that mask of yours, carry your cross, don’t leave it to carry you.”

Be grateful, celebrate, give Thanksgiving to our Lord for giving you spiritual dryness. For Jesus seeing something in you that He knows is ready to be pruned. Allow Jesus to prune you this Easter season let Him take off what is no longer good, what no longer works, what is now stagnant. Make room for Him to work in you.

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