Knowing the Words vs Hearing the Music

Paul Miller, in his book, A Praying Life, says something that rings 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? Simply confess my the icyness of my affections and know the heart of God, whose love and grace expressed in the cross will begin to melt my cold heart. It may hit all at once or take place over time… but the music of the gospel will melt the ice and warm my heart. At that point, my faith is not just words. Rather, it hears the music, dances and sings.

 

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