We all encounter dry spells in our faith life from time to time. Here are 10 ways that may help turn your desert wasteland into a desert oasis.
10. Pump up your prayer life
9. Throw a couple Rosaries at it
8. Cut the Gossip
7. Do Something For Someone
6. Forgive Someone
What does it have to do with a dry spell?
It's pretty interesting that Jesus said this right after he told us how to pray.... hmm? (Matthew 6: 9-13 - Our Father...)
5. Attend the School of St. Francis
Our dependency on our tech has never been greater. We are always checking our phones for notifications, texts, and updates. It gets to the point where we sometimes hear "phantom rings" and feel "phantom vibrates". I think when we reach the point where we swear we felt our phone vibrate in our pocket, even though it's on the counter... maybe it's time to disconnect. Disconnecting will also allow us to start listening to God and stop listening for everything else... ever.
2. Up your Eucharistic Intake
1. Embrace it!
No matter the reason for your dryness, embrace it. Christ calls us to take up our crosses and follow him. Maybe you're dry because you've been drifting. God's mercy is greater. Maybe God has taken the training wheels off and is allowing you to pedal on your own power for a bit. He's still with you. Maybe you're just getting comfortable. Let him shake things up a bit.
Either way... embrace the dryness. Be grateful for it. There's always someone else who has it a lot worse than you! Be grateful! Maybe the Lord sees enough in you to allow you to go through this in the first place. Embrace the drought!
Stay Strong & Keep the Faith!