Overcoming the spirit of slumber


How To Overcome The Chronic Fatigue It Causes

“As it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear; unto this day.” Romans 11:8

The fatigue came on slowly at first. I didn’t really stop long enough to see what was happening. It was so mild that it didn’t really catch my attention. Like a foggy mist, it had silently crept in. As the fatigue grew stronger, I just dug down deeper into my own determination to keep going. One day I remember feeling exhausted as I came in from gardening. I remember in that moment stopping and asking myself why I did it. Why work so hard? Surely the weariness would let up if I would just slow down. So I did. But when I yielded to the weariness it only grew stronger.

Then “it” happened. The best way I can describe what happened that night is to call it a crisis of trust. Trust in God. Trust in myself. Trust in others. It was like a perfect storm. A stress storm. I remember trying to act as if I was ok that night, but I wasn’t. It was all I could do to hold it together until we got home.

That night I laid in bed in the fetal position. It was like some protective barrier had broken inside of me. Whatever this internal breach was, I knew it was serious. It felt like something destructive now had access to places that had never been exposed before. All I could do was lay there and quote scriptures. “God is my refuge and strength.” “He will never leave me or forsake me.” Over and over I quoted every scripture I could think of. Little did I know that night how much my life had just changed.  About 5 days later the fatigue hit me in a life altering way. Then came the lymph node pain and sore throats.  It was all I could do just to make a meal. Any plans that were not absolutely necessary were cancelled. I would go to work for one day and take two days to recover. I would just stare into space at the end of the day, wondering when the pain would let up. Two months later I gave my notice at work. I wondered why I was even alive if all I could do was lay around. Wave after wave of fatigue hit me. It was a relentless cycle of getting my hopes up on good days only to be disappointed when it returned. It felt like a cruel roller coaster ride that I couldn’t get off of.  It began to feel safer to just stop hoping.

I began going from Doctor to Doctor trying to get a diagnosis. I suspected it was Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. But the doctors were saying no at first. We spent thousands of dollars on traditional and alternative medicine. I tried special diets. Juice fasts. IV therapy. Supplements. Rest. More rest. Nothing seemed to give any lasting relief. I felt like I was in no-man’s land. Not sick enough to be confined to bed. Too sick to live a normal life. It felt like I was always letting people down. Cancelling on them. Unable to engage in conversations with any amount of energy.  There were times that I wanted to die. My husband was one of my biggest encouragers. He knew that today might feel overwhelming but tomorrow could be totally different. “There’s always hope,” was his favorite saying.

I just wanted my life back. On the days when I didn’t feel the fatigue, I would dive into doing all the things that I’d wanted to accomplish but hadn’t had the energy to do. Then, WHAM! The fatigue would return with a vengeance. I felt like a dog on a leash. Forgetting about the restraint upon my neck, I’d repeatedly take off running, only to be slammed backwards by the choking restraint of fatigue.

Fear of the fatigue itself set in. Fear of disappointing others. Fear of pain. Questions of “WHY?!?!” When all I wanted to do was run for God, why would He allow this????  I begged God not to forget me here in this isolated place.

Then I noticed something. Something I didn’t understand. Why did it seem like the closer I walked with God, the less fatigue I felt? It seemed like any time my “flesh” (sin nature) was given a say in things, the fatigue grew worse. I began to wonder…could there be a spiritual root to this fatigue? Why did the fatigue seem to “lift” when I’d spent time in worship? It didn’t make sense. I’d turn on worship music at home. I’d worship God as I sang along to the words. I praised God for Who He is: “My Strength. Holy. Good. My Prince of peace. Faithful.”  I’d pace back and forth in my prayer room, even exerting much energy. As I did, the fatigue would leave me. Sometimes quickly. Other times it took longer. But it would leave me. It didn’t make sense to me. Sometimes the fatigue would stay away for an hour before returning. Sometimes a day. Or a week.

One day, I talked to a friend about that fateful night when “it” all began. This friend is very gifted prophetically. The Lord gave her a word of knowledge. The fatigue was being caused by the spirit of slumber. (also called a spirit of stupor) I didn’t really understand what that meant. So I began to dig into the word to see what it had to say about it. The main passage that talks about this spirit is found in Romans 11:7-8:

“What then? What Israel is seeking, it has not obtained, but those who were chosen obtained it, and the rest were hardened; just as it is written, “God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes to see not and ears to hear not, down to this very day.”

 I came to understand that the spirit of slumber is an evil spirit. This is not an evil spirit that influences just one individual, but one that influences groups of people. It falls among the category of the more influential evil spirits listed in Ephesians 6:12 when it says, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” This evil spirit has a higher rank in Satan’s kingdom than others. An earthly analogy would be a governor over a state having more influence and power than an individual citizen. If a person having the gift of the discerning of spirits were to travel into an area where this spirit is in operation, they would suddenly feel the effects of this spirit. So what are those effects, or markers of this spirit?

  • Passivity. The Greek word for slumber is “katányksis.” It means to be stupefied, as if stunned after a violent strike. Another word for slumber is stupor. This spirit has the potential to cause the believer’s ability to respond to be impaired. Where we would normally respond to a threat, slumber makes us lethargic; immobilized because our perception has been shut down. It’s common to feel a mental fog when this spirit is operating. Where our hearts were once stirred when we read the word or listened to a sermon, now we feel insensitive. It’s as if we’ve become drunk, but not with wine; we become negligent, unenthusiastic and slothful. Slumber shuts down our ability to understand spiritual truth and gives us dull hearts.
  • Chronic fatigue is another marker of this spirit. Whether a person has yielded to this spirit or is simply discerning its’ presence, fatigue is one of the primary ways this spirit is discerned. In order to recognize its’ presence, one needs to learn to discern between normal physical tiredness and the fatigue caused by this spirit. Normal physical tiredness is “fixed” when we get physical rest. The weariness caused by this spirit may temporarily appear to be “fixed” when we isolate and rest our physical bodies, but in the big picture, the weariness remains an on-going problem.
  • For those who have yielded to this spirit, their ability to “see” is impaired. In other words, the ability to perceive (discern) spiritual truth is diminished. The person who is yielding to this spirit finds it difficult to discern good from evil, right from wrong, true prophecy from false, etc. Our spiritual sensitivities have been stunned, leaving us in a spiritual stupor. The more we yield to this spirit, the less spiritually conscious we become.
  • Another marker of this spirit is feeling overwhelmed. The individual may face the temptation to “crawl in a hole” and go to sleep when needed action looks too hard or too scary.” Those who are feeling the effects of this spirit may face strong temptation to quit pressing forward in their calling. One of the goals of this spirit is to shut us up and shut us down.
  • Another indication that we may be feeling the effects of the spirit of slumber is the temptation to flee.  It’s all too easy to believe the lie that says that retreating will protect ourselves and those we love when encountering slumber. Retreating can look like physically removing ourselves from a situation, literal sleep, passivity, isolating, mentally allowing threats to be blocked from our mind, or numbing ourselves on screens to name just a few.
  • Another way to recognize that we are feeling the effects of the presence of slumber is when we have an inability to feel emotion when an emotional response would be healthy. Matthew 13:15 says, “For this people’s heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.’” A hardened, calloused heart loses its’ ability to feel. It’s a dangerous thing to allow our feelings to go into lockdown. It may block out painful emotions like fear, but it also blocks out love, joy, and the ability to feel God’s presence.

What’s the big deal? Why should we be concerned about yielding to slumber?

  • Slumber needs a point of access in order to be allowed to operate. Some ways that we give the spirit of slumber a foothold in our lives is through unbelief (Romans 11:7-23), rebellion (Jer. 5:21-23), Ezek. 12:1-2), and hardness of heart. (Matt. 13:13-15, Mark 8:17-18)  If we as a church are to be freed from the spirit of slumber, repentance is called for. We need His grace and mercy poured out upon us. Even Jesus’ disciples who walked with Him everyday struggled at times with these things. The important thing is to not get stuck here, even if we have struggled with one of these sins. There is grace for the journey!
  • Another reason we should be concerned about yielding to the spirit of slumber is because it leads to a pattern of retreating from conflict, which can lock the individual into a lifestyle of passivity and defeat.
  • Another reason we should be concerned about yielding to the spirit of slumber is because it acts as a smokescreen for the enemy to do his dirty work, unhindered by a sleeping church. John 10:10 says, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy.” His agenda is to steal everything that is precious to us, including the harvest that we have labored for years to yield. If we as a church are finding comfort in sleeping while he ravages our treasure houses, he will gladly steal us blind. He would love nothing better than to steal the hearts of our children, destroy our reputation, and lie to us so that we do not walk in our true identities and destinies. If we will have the courage to wake up, we will be alarmed enough to act when we see him rummaging around in our treasures. We will stand up and fight only if we are awake!

Practical steps to overcome the spirit of slumber:
1. Follow Jesus’ example…use your sword!  When Jesus engaged in battle against Satan at the end of His fast in the desert, He used the word, not human reasoning to defeat him. If ever there was a time when the atomic bomb of spiritual warfare was needed, this was it! Jesus was physically weak from a 40 day fast. He was hot, tired, thirsty and hungry. Lucifer handled this assignment himself. Most of us have never had to directly engage Lucifer in battle, but we would be wise to use the same weapons as Jesus when seeking to overcome the spirit of slumber. The word of God is a powerful weapon we can use against principalities, powers and rulers. When this spirit tries to convince us that what God is calling us to do is just too hard or too intimidating, some powerful scriptures include:

  • “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.” Isaiah 40:29 
  • I can all things through him who gives me strength.” Phil. 4:13
  • “…those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31

2. Another practical step in overcoming the spirit of slumber is to worship. Turn your eyes toward Jesus. Focus on His attributes. Satan flees when we worship. It can be helpful to have a playlist of worship songs that specifically call upon the church to wake up from our slumber, such as:

  • Wake up by All Sons and Daughters
  • Fall Afresh by Bethel Music and Jeremy Riddle
  • Do it again by Elevation

3. Identifying numbing behaviors that you may be using to escape the fatigue is another effective way to resist the spirit of slumber. If you have given in to yielding to this spirit through escapism, stop long enough to identify what those false refuges are; things like television watching, various other screens, isolating, etc. Exchange these numbing behaviors for more helpful responses. Enjoying some screen time can sometimes be a good thing, but if we are using screens as an escape from the fatigue of this spirit, it’s time to examine our motives.

4. Another practical step in overcoming the spirit of slumber is to get the right kind of rest. Not all rest is restorative. Some of examples of restorative rest would be:

  • Listening to worship music.
  • Soak in the word of God
  • Take time to enjoy a Sabbath rest

Ask God for discernment so that you will be able to discern between normal physical tiredness and fatigue. We can be more tempted to yield to fatigue when we are physically tired, so we may at times find ourselves dealing with both at the same time. When this happens, invite God into your rest, and just soak in His presence. We are not limited to our own strength or resources. God teaches us to depend upon His strength when we find ourselves running out of our own before the victory is won.

5. Asking God for strength is another effective way to resist the spirit of slumber. While this one might seem obvious, it’s all too easy to overlook it. We do not overcome this spirit by floating along with the status quo. It takes intentionally resisting this spirit in order to overcome it. Sometimes God asks us to use all of our own strength to resist it, and then to tap into His once ours is gone. God is asking His church to overcome, and this will mean staying in the battle when we feel that we have used our last ounce of strength. We cannot overcome without tapping into God’s strength as well; and He is glad to give it. Psalm 89:17 says, “It pleases you to make us strong.” Sometimes we simply don’t tap into God’s strength because we don’t ask for it.

6. Another practical step in overcoming the spirit of slumber is to assume the right posture in prayer. If we think we’re going to overcome this one on our knees with our eyes closed, we may find ourselves succumbing to sleep in the same way that the disciples did in the Garden of Gethsemane. Good intentions. Bad warfare strategy.  This battle is won our feet. Find a prayer closet where you can pace if you need to and pray out loud. Don’t give your flesh any wiggle room on this one. When we forcefully resist this spirit through worship and prayer, pressing through the fatigue we will feel it lift; our energy will be restored even when we exert much energy. This is what distinguishes it from normal physical tiredness. If it doesn’t lift right away, persist. You have absolutely been given authority over All the power of the enemy. (Luke 10:19) This includes principalities, powers and rulers. Prayer, worship, submitting to God…we will prevail IF we do not yield.

Resist the temptation to wait until the weariness passes before engaging in worship. If we’re discerning the spirit of slumber through fatigue, look at that fatigue as a word of knowledge. The Lord is telling us through that fatigue that NOW is the strategic time to engage in warfare against this spirit. Timing in spiritual warfare is critical if we are to defeat the enemy. In this sense, the spiritual gift of the discerning of spirits is God’s way of giving His church eyes to see what the enemy is up to.

7. Repenting for yielding to this spirit is another effective way to resist the spirit of slumber. This one probably should be point #1. If we have yielded to this spirit for even a moment, repentance is called for. If we have found it difficult to trust God (unbelief) in this season, we repent. If we have found ourselves rebelling, we repent. We may even choose to repent on behalf of our people for any agreement with the spirit of slumber.

8. Another practical step in overcoming the spirit of slumber is to declare and prophecy. Make declarations over yourself and your people; declarations such as:

  • “I am strong.” (Joel 3:10)
  • “Come, breath, from the four winds and breathe into these slain, that they may live.” (Ezekiel 37:9)
  • “Awake, sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” (Ephesians 5:14b)

When we feel fatigued or overwhelmed, let’s push back! Resist fatigue (and fear of fatigue) by delclaring the promises of God to be our strength. We are commanded to be strong, (Deut. 31:6, Psalm 29:11) and we have been given everything we need to obey. (2 Peter 1:3)

9. Keeping our armor is absolutely necessary if we want to resist the spirit of slumber. Scripture calls Satan a roaring lion, and we need every piece of our armor. (Ephesians 6:10-18) For more on this topic, check out my blog posts entitled, “The Armor of God Part 1.”

10. Another practical step in overcoming the spirit of slumber is to join with other believers who are also discerning the presence of this spirit and pray together. The presence of this spirit came about as a result of corporate agreements, and it will be overcome on a corporate level as well. There is incredible power in agreement. Ask God to soften hearts and to help us as a people to turn away from unbelief, idolatry and rebellion.

Beloved, it is the last hour. 1 Thess. 5:6 says, “…let us not sleep as others do, but let us be alert and sober.” The rapture of the church is imminent. Mark 13:35-36 says, “Therefore stay awake – for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning – lest he come suddenly and find you asleep.” Let’s work while it is daylight.


If you think that you have yielded to the spirit of slumber in any way, I want to invite you to take a moment and pray a prayer of repentance with me:

“Dear Lord Jesus,

I now recognize that I have yielded to the spirit of slumber. I don’t want to do this any longer. I ask you to give me strength. I also ask that you would give me the courage to do whatever you ask me to do. Thank you that you give strength to the weary and increase the power of the weak. Thank you that I can do all things through you because you give me strength when my own runs out. Please help me to resist this evil spirit of slumber and also help me to submit to you. When I am tempted to flee, quit, or shut down, I ask that you would help me to stand firm. If I have sinned against you in any way that opened a door for this evil spirit to have influence in my life, I ask that you would forgive me.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.”



28 thoughts on “Overcoming the spirit of slumber

  1. Sarah June 3, 2018 / 5:02 am

    Thank you so much for posting this article , it opened my eyes and showed me what I need to do


    • Arlene June 4, 2018 / 2:16 pm

      Thank you for your encouraging comment Sarah. I appreciate your feedback! Arlene


    • Lisa Hampton March 18, 2020 / 4:05 am

      Truly, I cannot thank you enough for this article. God used this as a tool to reveal to me just what I have been dealing with for soooooo many years, and what it is called. A Spirit of Slumber. Can I do self-deliverance and cast it out? This is what I will attempt to do first, and then follow the steps you’ve outlined here, in order to stay free. Jesus bless you real good, is my prayer.


      • Arlene March 19, 2020 / 1:17 am

        Thank you, Lisa, for your encouraging words! They were so appreciated! As far as casting the spirit of slumber out, James 4:7 says, “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” This is the most effective approach. We resist this spirit through our agreement with God’s word, speaking that word, and worship. When we do this, the enemy flees. Thanks again for your email! Arlene


    • Tensley Henderson October 24, 2020 / 5:11 pm

      Thank you so much for this revelation. I have struggled for years. This is my day for deliverance! Hallelujah Jesus!!!


  2. Roy August 18, 2018 / 6:58 pm

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Arlene August 20, 2018 / 8:43 pm

      Thank you for the encouragement, Roy!


  3. Janee September 21, 2018 / 1:31 pm

    The Holy Spirit gave me discernment that what I have been wrestling with for the past few months is a spirit of slumber. Thank you for shedding further insight on this topic and how to overcome it! I am grateful to tears!!! God is good!

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  4. Evelyn March 13, 2019 / 7:18 am

    I thank God for landing on this powerful and deliverance filled piece to address an issue I have been battling with for a long time, our God is so kind and faithful, God bless you for the inspiration.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. tanprelow March 21, 2019 / 10:36 pm

    This is what God showed me while reading my word today. Thank You so much for this article.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. susan finlay May 22, 2019 / 8:20 am

    WOW! thank-you for this Great word, sooooo appreciate this site, this is confirmation of what I was receiving from the start


  7. Kathy Buck December 16, 2019 / 8:03 pm

    Thank you so much for this word! I knew I had this spirit, but I didn’t realize how bad it took over my mind, my spirit and my body. I was doing a deliverance with the ministry I am in and when I went to start reading it, I started crying. I felt, I didn’t want to do it. After I found your story on here, as I was reading it, I was crying. Most of what you said, I’ve been doing or have done. I want to thank you, for telling us your experience and all the things you went through and, how you accomplished and crushed this enemy in your own life. I prayed to Father and rebuked that spirit off me and prayed heaven come and rest on me. I also repented of a lot of things I know of, that I allowed in my heart, that I knew did not belong there. I’m going to get help to get all out, from a sister in Christ from our ministry. She knows how to do this. Thank you so much for telling us about this spirit. You’re helping so many conquer the enemy!


  8. Rani April 30, 2020 / 4:25 pm

    Thank you for this. I am literally falling asleep while reading this. Enough is enough. Thank you for the direction and guidance you posted here.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Sharon May 16, 2020 / 4:09 pm

    To God be the glory. For years I struggled with this infirmity to the point where I felt like throwing in the towel but God’s grace and mercy kept me. Today, as this evil spirit came upon me ( even while reading this..)the Spirit of God inspired me to research this topic as I had an idea as to what was wrong but didn’t know what to do. I read your article and ‘bingo’ I am delivered ! Thanks be to God for your help.


  10. Quintez Jennings June 5, 2020 / 4:47 am

    Im struggling so bad with this is there anything that im doing to deserve this did the enemy Put this spirit on me or Did God i love God and as i was getting closer to him this started to happen i was talking alot of naps and things and i never knew what it was but now i do can God help me with this.


    • Arlene June 6, 2020 / 12:35 am

      I’m so sorry that you’re feeling the effects of this. That can be very trying. You don’t necessarily have to yield to the spirit of slumber in order to feel the effects of it. It might be that your level of discerning has gone up. If you ever think you have come into agreement with spirit, don’t stay in a place of guilt or shame. There’s grace for the journey! I like to do a self check whenever discerning what the enemy is up to. I ask myself where my thoughts were. Was I lamenting how hard and overwhelming life feels? If so, I try to repent as quickly as possible. Then I exchange those thoughts of weariness and defeat with scripture, i.e., “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.” When we do this, “we put on strength” through our agreement. You are more than a conqueror through Christ, and He loves you with an everlasting love! Arlene


      • Nothing August 25, 2021 / 1:56 am

        I feel really bad like I’m such a terrible person that this spirit has nailed me. I’ve spent decades in inner healing and deliverance but I’m not perfect and confess I sin to medicate severe inner pain at times.
        I feel guilty that this spirit hits me, that if I was not such a disobedient rebellious scumbag it wouldn’t. It’s more that I’m worn out from spending all my life trying to “get better” w no results.
        Pls pray Gods great mercy and grace on me

        Everything’s always my fault, I can’t win.


      • Arlene August 25, 2021 / 8:29 pm

        I’m guessing that you’re talking about yourself in a way that you’d never talk about anyone else. Self rejection is just as painful (if not more so) as if someone else rejected us. You are of incredible worth. So much so that God the Father gave His son to die on the cross so that you would have the opportunity to spend eternity with Himself. He did this because not a single person was worthy to be in His presence. He is a holy God, and we all needed a way to be forgiven. If you’ve never asked the Lord Jesus Christ to be the Lord of your life and to forgive your sins, I want to encourage you to do so. The Bible says that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. He did this to reconcile us to Himself. If you’re willing to surrender your life to Him, I want to invite you to pray this prayer along with me…
        Dear Lord Jesus, I believe that you died on the cross and rose again for the forgiveness of my sins. I want to invite you to be the Lord of my life. I confess that I need your forgiveness, and I ask you for it. I want to trust and follow you. Please help me to accept and love myself the way that you do. I ask you to orchestrate healing and wholeness in my life. I believe that you came to give me a full and satisfying life. Please show me how I can experience that. In Jesus’ name, Amen
        With God’s help, you can experience victory in your life! Blessings to you! Arlene


  11. Patricia Bowem June 22, 2020 / 12:04 am

    God is so very good. Today I was listening to my Pastor preaching and he just mentioned the word slumber ( he wasn’t preaching on it ) and it clicked that I should research the spirit of slumber to see if I found anything helpful. This detailed article was such an eye opener for me that it left me amazed and thankful. You see, I knew for years there was a spirit of slumber attacking me, but I never understood the far reaching effects and power that it wielded over the person being afflicted. I actually had different pastors pray over me for it. Now I am blessed with The five fold ministry of teaching where God brings alive his word and gives clarity and understanding, I love the word and to share the word whenever, however. The devil knows this and whenever I am
    In church and the message starts this overwhelming sleepiness comes over me. It’s very strong and difficult to fight. A sudden worship drives it away. Since reading your article I am now also
    aware of this lazy, listless, feeling that I have been experiencing the past few months that had
    me mystified. I have not been able to attend to housekeeping matters as before and I really wanted to address them but couldn’t, however if I go into warfare praying or worship I can get work done and feel good. Now I really understand I am up against a powerful ruling spirit that
    must be dealt with from the roots. Thanks so much

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  12. Daniel Leschert July 5, 2020 / 1:01 am

    Excellent article! Praise God for what he has taught you Arlene. This has been very timely for me and will be executing some of what you have suggested in terms of worship and discerning this spirit.

    “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.” Isa 40:29

    Great verse. That’s a keeper.


  13. Daniel July 5, 2020 / 1:03 am

    Excellent article! Praise God for what he has taught you Arlene. This has been very timely for me and will be executing some of what you have suggested in terms of worship and discerning this spirit.

    “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.” Isa 40:29

    Great verse. That’s a keeper.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Joseph Sam July 18, 2020 / 12:58 am

    Thanks so much this write up! It’s helped to understand the operation of these powers, principalities and rulers. Once again thank you, would like to follow you on Instagram.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Emma June 25, 2021 / 9:20 am

    Thank you so much Arlene for posting this detailed testimony. This article has been a blessing to me.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Jennifer July 30, 2021 / 6:24 pm

    Praise God for your courage to post this. Do you happen to belong to any online groups or recommend any for sharing this sort of info and supporting each other recognizing and overcoming the tactics of the enemy?


  17. KAREN KACHOMBA May 15, 2022 / 4:58 pm

    Thank you. This article helped me a lot.

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Deborah December 9, 2022 / 11:54 am

    Hi there.

    You article is very interesting because I have been concerned about my partner. He loves God but I don’t see him having an intimate relationship with God and when I speak about experiencing Gods presence he looks at me like I’m from another planet. He is a born again believer who has received the infilling of the spirit but he fails to experience Gods presence and also experience intimacy in personal devotional time. He also emotionally numbs out at times and gets lost in his phone.

    Do you think this could be a slumbering spirit? And how do you help someone who themselves doesn’t have the inner drive to pray, worship etc?

    Thank you


    • Arlene December 22, 2022 / 9:50 pm

      Deborah, thank you for your message. I think one of the most effective ways we can encourage people in their walk with God is to pray for them. Another thing you can do is to simply keep seeking intimacy with God yourself. As you pursue God, and are honest with Him even when it’s difficult, it’s amazing how others are watching. Be strong and don’t give up, Arlene


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