Sound Asleep

As Paul spoke on and on, a young man named Eutychus, sitting on the windowsill, became very drowsy. Finally, he fell sound asleep and dropped three stories to his death below. 10 Paul went down, bent over him, and took him into his arms. ‘Don’t worry,’ he said, ‘he’s alive!’” ~ Acts 20:9-10

While Paul was preaching, Eutychus, the young man, got drowsy and fell asleep. Eutychus was hearing the Word of God but wasn’t engaged. His mind was somewhere else, and he couldn’t keep his focus on the Word of God any longer, and he fell asleep. A lot of us are like Eutychus, we go to Church every Sunday, we read our Bible, but we’re not getting anything out of it. We aren’t growing, we aren’t on fire, we aren’t filled with that passion anymore, so we fall asleep. When we fall asleep, we spiritually die, as Eutychus died. But here is the saving grace, even if you have fallen asleep and are spiritually dead, you can be resurrected. Paul simply took him in his arms and spoke, “he’s alive,” and the young man lived.

The key to knowing whether you are spiritually dead or not is by how your Spirit reacts to the Gospel. Your Spirit should be on fire for God, so it should be excited by the things of God since that is its food. Therefore, if you are bored during Church, you no longer feel that excitement you did when you first got saved, or reading your Bible feels more like a chore and you can’t focus, or maybe praying feels impossible because you just fall asleep during your prayers or your mind is always somewhere else, then you are Spiritually Asleep.

But don’t be discouraged, there is hope, you can be revived, all you have to do is rekindle the flame. How do you do that? Repent and return to God. Why? Because if you are spiritually asleep or spiritually dead, then you no longer have a relationship with God and something else has taken His place in your life, which is why you no longer have that fire you once did. Once you repent, your heart will begin to beat in you again, once again igniting the flame.

Peace. Love. Go Forth and Ignite The Flame.

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