Moral Formation vs. Spiritual Formation
Many Christians find themselves asking: “Where are the rivers of living water? Why am I not experiencing the abundant life Jesus talks about? Why do I struggle so much to grow?” If you find yourself there today don’t run from it. Don’t try to cover it up. Don’t try to act like you’re doing better than you actually are. That’s what Satan wants us to do. Let’s be real and honest about how we’re doing.
At this stage we are in the grip of a great temptation: to despair and tune out; to act out immorally; or to try to use service, ministry, or good works to relieve the burden of guilt and shame we are experiencing.