My earlier post on mortification, crucifixion and prayer not only addresses ministry burnout but also conviction. When I am tired and prayerless I am more alive to sin than dead to it and that includes a lack of conviction of the truth of the gospel. I need to remember that the power of the gospel is, in part, its vitality in me.
1 Thessalonians 1:5 our gospel came to you not simply with words, but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and with deep conviction.
I want to avoid the lack of conviction parodied in this poem by Ronnie Bruce and the only way to deep conviction is quality time in biblical meditation and prayer.