Welcome to this series of devotional thoughts based on ‘Roots & Wings’ an integrative Bible study for discipleship, written by Pastor Edmund Chan, our guest speaker at RISE, QB Convention 2015. Our thoughts will be based around five areas: our human weakness, the resulting problem, the radical re-orientation, the critical need, and the empowered life of Roots & Wings.
TOPIC: The presence of an absence (vital spirituality)
Our human weakness: We have a stagnant spirit (Zeph 1:12)
The excitement, vibrancy and wonder of those who have recently become followers of Jesus can be inspiring. The danger for those who have been on the journey for some time is complacency and stagnancy in our relationship with God. As Zephaniah points out, this is not something God ignores and we shouldn’t either. The starting point for revitalisation is to recognise how our relationship with God may have become stagnant, and do something about it.