Friday, April 24, 2009

The Law of Undulation

In the devoted Christian's life he will no doubt experience first hand
the law of undulation. With every high comes a low in life and spiritual
life is no exception. Through my short experience of life I have always
found this to be true. The true battle in this is to be able to
recognize that it is a cycle and not permanent. I have always found
myself in the midst of a series of highs and lows both physical,
spiritual and emotional. This is life as a human and the reality of life
as a Christian means that we experience closeness with Jesus and a
feeling of being far away. The Truth is that what scripture says is
true, "behold, I am with you always". Christ is never far away but we
become so in spirit.
Right now I have been in a state of dryness. I've been here before and
I'll be here again, but it can be overwhelming at times to experience a
state of spiritual dryness. I think the trick to all this is to realize
that one is in a state of dryness and look for ways to end that. Right
now I am setting other things aside in order to focus on my relationship
with God rather than ignore the problem and persist in the downward
spiral. I think that if we look at our lives we will see waves of highs
and lows if we succeed in life, but I do not that every low will become
a high on its own. I think that many who decend in their spiritual life
may just stay there and that is why I am writing this. Do you find
yourself in a time of darkness? I'd say that everyone who will read this
will see this cycle in their lives upon examination. If you are in a
low, I think that the key would be to ask for help outside of yourself.
When we reach out to others we find a strength that we cannot afford on
our own. If you are in a "low" right now, ask someone to pray for you.
In fact, ask several people to pray. Get a team of people who care about
you to lift you up when you can't do so yourself.

Andrew Latulippe

2 Comments:

Blogger appleallen said...

Prayin' for you!

April 24, 2009 at 9:06 PM  
Anonymous Brian said...

Brother,
I have been lifting you up in prayer. Do you have the option of spending some time alone with HIM outside of the office? Just you, the birds, the dirt, the sky... It helps me get out of my lows and accentuates the highs.

April 24, 2009 at 10:09 PM  

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