Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. James 4:8
Jesus is your shepherd—He leads you. He feeds you. And when you are lacking in zeal, He is able to restore your soul. So come to Him and ask Him to give you what you do not have. Restore to me the joy of my salvation. Give me a willing spirit to sustain me (Psa. 51:12).
Now here is something really important. Come to Christ as you are. Always remember that Satan wants to keep you in a funk. He wants to keep you jaded, discouraged, and lethargic, so he will do anything in his power to keep you from drawing near to God.
Here is the line of thought that he will put into your mind: “My heart is cold. I am not in a good place. I can’t come to God in a state like this. I’ll come to Him when I feel better.” This is the enemy’s great argument. He uses it time and again to keep jaded Christians away from the one place where they will find help and relief.
So when this kind of thinking flashes across your mind, you need to be ready with an answer. And here it is… Come to Christ as you are. Come, not because you have a warm heart, but in order to get a warm heart.
When was the last time you remember giving in to the enemy’s great argument? Pray and ask God to bring an answer to mind when you most need it.