The spiritual depth of the 1800’s and early 1900’s seem to be missing for the most part today. I have read sermons which were in the 1800’s where the preacher said that these modern times with all the hustle and bustle make it hard to find time for the things of God. They were so busy that they could not spend time reading God’s Word or find their prayer closet to fellowship with God. Can you imagine what they would think of today’s fast pace? They had the horse and buggy. We have cars airplanes and mass transit systems. Cell phones, smart phones, tablets, Phablets, notebooks, laptops, PCs and all have apps for that. That being anything you need to keep busy.
It would appear that our adversary just needs to keep us busy so we will miss the mark. When we miss the mark we miss God’s blessings. We become fushionless. This word is a Scottish word which can mean:
- Lacking strength. Physically (no back bone subjectively).
- Lacking energy (slothful)
- Lacking energy mentally or spiritually
Here is another spiritual truth. When we face our spiritual adversities God gives us strength. We may be weak or dismayed but when we face the circumstance, trial or tribulation with God he gives us strength in our weakness. (1 Corinthians 9:22; 2 Corinthians 10:10, 11:21, 29, 12:10, 13:3-9).
Ask God to give you the strength today and say I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.