In my spiritual journey I sometimes feel a similar type of contrast. Sometimes I feel like I am on fire with love of God. Other times I feel a little less hot. That is why Revelation 3: 15--16 sticks with me so intently. The aspect of being lukewarm is frightening.
If you were asked to describe your spiritual journey right now utilizing weather terminology, what would you say?
Has there been a rise in temperature in regard to your prayer life?
Has the fog cleared so that you are listening to God well?
Has a storm disrupted everything?
I am grateful for a couple of things in my own spiritual journey in recent days. God has placed several people unexpectedly into my consciousness out of the blue. I contacted each of them after praying for them. God had obviously placed them on my heart for a reason and I am glad I paid attention to those inner promptings. I wonder how many times I have missed those opportunities to lift people up in prayer when they were facing difficult circumstances even though God placed them on my heart.
Secondly, I gave a copy of my book to someone a couple of weeks ago because I felt prompted to do so. A few days ago the person told me, "Your book changed my life." The individual then went on to describe specific behavioral changes already implemented. That makes the time, energy, and effort put into the book worth it all by itself.
Finally, I have become aware of the aspect of penance in a renewed manner. Life does not always go as planned. How do we respond to difficulties and challenges in life? Apparently, I am still in need of learning the virtue of patience a little more fully. In good times and in bad--praise the Lord!
Please pray for the people impacted by Hurricane Michael. The pictures of the destruction are beyond comprehension.