Are you spiritually tired?
Many Christians have a deep desire to “turn the corner” in their walk with Jesus. Some don’t know where to start, others are held back by the past, and still others are blinded or calloused by sin.
King David, the man after God’s own heart, experienced this very thing, and in Worn Out by Obedience he is presented as a spiritual mentor. David is both flawed and on fire. He is the person we are and the person we want to be. In studying his extended stay in Ziklag (1 Samuel 27–30), readers will see how God often molds our hearts in seasons of brokenness, loneliness, and disappointment—sometimes even in our disobedience.
If you are spiritually weary, discouraged, or exhausted, Worn Out by Obedience will help you to keep going—or start moving. You’ll learn the signs of spiritual fatigue and how to avoid them. You’ll see that God uses all our experiences—good and bad—to form Christ in us. And you’ll remember God’s great grace of rescue, recovery, and restoration.
When I first saw the title of this book, my initial thought was, Hey, that’s how I feel! I’ve been following Jesus since I was a kid, and there are times I find this lifelong journey to be exhausting. I’m convinced God is sanctifying me—but my sanctification is taking longer than everyone else. And the idea of heading over to Ziklag is a constant temptation. What a breath of fresh air to read Ron’s wonderful, story-filled, grace-laden reminder that God is present, working, and wooing even when I don’t feel it. Encouraging, relatable, and practical, Worn Out by Obedience provided me with much-needed spiritual refreshment and guidance, as I pray it will for you.
I wish I had read a book like this when I began my ministry over sixty years ago. The author deals with old matters in new ways and introduces topics that may be new to you. You will benefit immensely from studying these pages and putting what you learn into practice.
Warren W. Wiersbe
Author and former pastor of Moody Church, Chicago
Ron Moore gives us permission to accept reality: everyone feels spiritual fatigue at times. With an engaging mix of Bible stories and easy-to-follow advice, he charts a path to a vibrant, more passionate relationship with Jesus Christ.
Bestselling author of What Your Son Isn’t Telling You
Let’s get real! Every follower of Christ wrestles with spiritual fatigue at some point in their lives. Perhaps you are already running on fumes as you face another hour of thankless service in church, battle the same old sin issues, or just try to do the right thing. Based upon King David’s Ziklag experience, this no-nonsense book provides the hope and practical help that every weary believer needs to climb out of the valley and to get back on track.
Don Lough Jr.
Executive Director, Word of Life Fellowship, Inc., Schroon Lake, New York