Are You Drifting?

Have you ever been in a boat that was drifting, or have you ever been at the beach riding a float, and then without really noticing it you realize you have drifted far from where you started? That happens when there is a strong undercurrent beneath the surface. That can happen to us in our personal lives as well. It is easy to drift away from from our priorities, usually it is so gradual we don’t really notice it. It is important for us to stay connected in our fellowship with God. Sometimes, we are distracted by other issues and personal pursuits; then before we know it, we have neglected our most important relationship.     Pastor Chuck Smith described it this way: “If you can point to any time in your Christian experience when you walked closer to God than you are walking today, when you experience His presence and power in your life in a greater measure, then you are in a backslidden state. Backsliding happens when you allow any other desire, ambition, or preference to take first place in your heart and life. But there is hope…even if you have wandered far, you can find God again if you will seek Him with your whole heart and soul. God is patient and work in your life again. He will not forsake you. He will not destroy you. He will remember His covenant with you, for He is a merciful God.” 

Even the apostle Paul wrote: “But you must continue to believe this truth and stand firm in it. Don’t drift away from the assurance you received when you heard the Good News. “ – Colossians 1:23 (NLT). Let us not take from granted what God has done for us. Let us draw closer to Him and be a reflection of God’s mercy and grace in a world that so desperately needs the Good News. Let’s take heed to what Charles Stanley has said…” Whether things are sailing smoothly or the bottom has dropped out, He is always trustworthy. You can count on Almighty God to keep His Everlasting Word.” 

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