Don’t Drift Away

“We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away” Heb 2:1

The Bible says, We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift the power of Godaway…how shall we escape if we ignore so great a salvation?” (Heb 2:1&3) Note the words “drift” and “ignore.” Those words should set of alarm bells! Samson’s decline was so gradual that he didn’t even realize it was happening. Like flipping a switch, he’d gotten used to drawing on the power of God and overcoming every enemy and obstacle. But sin and self indulgence became his undoing. When Delilah said, “‘The Philistines are upon you, Samson!’…he awoke from his sleep, and said, ‘I will go out as before, at other times, and shake myself free!’ But he did not know that the Lord had departed from him. Then the Philistines took him” (Jdg 16:20-21) 

When you neglect God you begin to drift away. Your prayers aren’t as effective. You’re no longer a godly influence on those around you. You slip back into old habit patterns. You refuse to forgive those who’ve offended you. You fail to make amends to those you’ve hurt. You start doing what’s expedient and comfortable instead of what’s right. You harbor attitudes of fear and resentment. You feed your old nature and neglect your new one. These are all signs that you need a spiritual checkup. 

Ask God today to highlight those attitudes, activities, and relationships that need to be dealt with and start weeding them out. The good news is that when you’re obedient to God’s Word and the Spirit’s leading, you regain your spiritual vitality and god can use you more effectively. 


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