The Screwtape Letters | Letter Twelve

Wormwood learns how to keep his patient from prayers through simply wasting time encouraging a slow but steady drifting from God. Looking at the past year, what has encouraged your spiritual growth? What has hindered your spiritual growth?  

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  1. The one thing that has both helped and hindered my spiritual growth is work. I have not been happy in my day job for some time now and have been actively searching for a new one. That has helped me place more in His hands because it is His plan not mine. But, it has also been frustrating because I feel that I am not adequate enough to go somewhere new. With the night job, it has also been both ways. The gentleman that cleans with me at one site was a pastor is Guyana and discussing things with him has been encouraging. But, it also places a time constraint on the time I have to be in His word.

  2. Encouraged- in a round about way, seeing just about all “stable” aspects of culture crumble, reaffirms the incredible unchanging wisdom and power of the Word of God.
    Hindered- Fatigue. These last 2.5 years have demanded more from people in just about every aspect of their life. A kind of fatigue has developed for many that sleep doesn’t solve, recreation doesn’t reignite and community does not ease. I have been calling it a “Soul Fatigue”. A fatigue in a person that only Christ can reinvigorate.

  3. This was a humbling chapter. It opened my eyes to the many distractions that waste me time. Phones, tv, laziness, emotions have all been hinderances over this past year. “The cumulative effect is to edge man away from the light…the safest road to hell is the gradual one.”

    Eating healthy and going for walks consistently has helped with our spiritual growth. Feeling better physically helps with being less distracted from things that matter.

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