How Our Spiritual Life Is Revived

A constant view of the glory of Christ will revive our souls and cause our spiritual lives to flourish and thrive. . . .  Our souls will be revived by the transforming power with which beholding Christ is always accompanied. . . . Faith will fix our souls in Christ who will fill us with delight and satisfaction. . . .

The reason why the spiritual life in our souls decays and withers is because we fill our minds full of other things, and these things weaken the power of grace.

But when the mind is filled with thoughts of Christ and his glory, these things will be expelled.  When we behold the glory of Christ by faith every grace in us will be stirred up. This is how our spiritual life is revived.

  -John Owen, The Glory of Christ
(emphasis added)

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