How often we can hear words like “imputation” and “justification” and “union with Christ” and not get excited. Our spiritual stupor affects every area of our lives. We become like the Beatles’ nowhere man, living in his nowhere land; in the same way, we’re not quite excited about the gospel but sin has lost its sweetness too. So we muddle on, waiting for next year’s vacation.
Thus, worship becomes dry and dull. Preaching becomes a topic of discussion, in which rhetoric is critiqued with precision and skill but our hearts left untouched by truth that may have been delivered clumsily. Singing praise becomes glancing out the window, wondering what to wear after church. Prayer and Bible study truly become disciplines which, while dutifully performed, have become arid and plodding.
Quoted from here.