While reading tonight in Paul Miller’s book, A Praying Life, he said something that rang too true in my experience. He describes the disconnect that takes place when my heart gets out of tune with God. He says, “I continue to perform and say Christian things, but they are just words.” That is the place of revival. Running on empty. Living an “externally religious” life. What do I need in that season? I need to confess my coldness and know the heart of God, whose love and grace will begin to warm my heart. It may hit all at once or take place over time… but my heart will warm as the Spirit works, so that my faith is not just words, but also is music, and dancing, and joy… again.
Published by McKay Caston
McKay Caston (B.A., M.Div., D.Min., Ph.D.) is originally from Memphis, but spent his high school and college years in Mississippi. Having served churches in Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi and Georgia, his passion is to help people come alive to the wonder of God’s grace by living all of life in union with Christ. Dr. Caston serves as Founding and Lead Pastor for Creekstone Church in Dahlonega, GA, and serves on the faculty of Metro Atlanta Seminary. He and Kristy, his wife of 25 years, have three children (21, 19 and 13). When not preparing weekly sermons for Creekstone Church, writing, or spending time with his family, he enjoys exploring the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia., GA. View all posts by McKay Caston