One of my favorite artists, Nichole Nordeman, wrote something in a forward to her song “Live” that I found very interesting. She says:
“Most of us can point to a time where God felt particularly close. Summer camp. Weekend retreat. An intense time of praying and fasting with someone. We’re sure, after these moments that we will be able to hold on to the emotional high, only to find ourselves trudging through the ‘Monday’ stuff of life.
That’s one reason not to get attached to the emotional frenzy that a lot of spiritual experiences tend to stir up…sometimes they are genuine, other times they have been outright manipulated.
I don’t think God intends for us to sustain some ’emotional high’ all the time. I don’t see that evidenced in the life of Christ… But the life we have in Christ should show evidence of joy. Not that kind of joy that lands an ear-to-ear grin on your face 24/7, but the kind that draws from a deep well of security and knowledge that things are different now.”