I'm in one of "those" times right now.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. - Ps 23:4

I really don't know that I have ever experienced a true walk in the valley of the shadow of death. I mean, what do we in the United States really have to complain about? Ok, I have known some people in real trials, and in real need - but I haven't really been there myself.

But I do go through some quiet times between God and I. I'm not sure if he is quiet or if I have gotten to loud to hear His still small voice. I know Christians aren't willing to admit this - but I am struggling with my Bible reading this week. I can't find any motivation to do it. Words seem to run together with dullness. Now I know that this is not the case. The Bible is alive and powerful. In fact, I just taught a lesson last night to RidgeStudents about becoming dangerous Christians. But today I don't feel very dangerous. I don't feel like the word is for me.

And it is all very strange because our Worship Service was fantastic yesterday. Our StudentMinistry beautifully embraced our much-loved exchange student Fredrik last night before he returns home to Denmark. Why don't I feel energized? Why don't I feel excitement? Have I become appathetic? Is God going to speak to me through a different medium?

What do I do while I'm in one of "those" times?


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