Your Spiritual Life
As you proceed in your spiritual life, you accumulate valuable assets that can only be obtained through experience. The exuberant joy of being born-again begins to wear off. Your experience with Christ, even though it is still genuine and dynamic, becomes increasingly aware of the permanent presence of Christ, and the more time you spend with Him, the more real He becomes in your life.
If you are not continually growing closer to our Lord and Master in your spiritual life, it is because of a lack of prayer and contemplation of God’s miracles. Spiritual failure usually doesn’t occur suddenly or dramatically, but laziness and the absence of essential spiritual discipline gradually diminishes your love and your loyalty towards Him.
As soon as your love for Christ begins to wane, you may find that you begin to defend yourself with explanations and arguments in an attempt to explain the shortcomings of your love. What you need is an ever-increasing capacity for love. This is our single biggest spiritual gift: Christ’s love for you and your love for Him. If you treasure this gift as a dynamic power in your life, your spiritual growth will bear witness to this fact.