Oh to speak with conviction

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.

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