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One of the signs of a Christ-follower drifting is a lack of daily attention to their relationship with Christ

Are You Drifting? – Part II

Scripture Reading: Hebrews 2:1-4

Key Verse: Hebrews 2:1

So, we must listen very carefully to the truth we have heard, or we may drift away from it.

Following up on yesterday’s devotion, I want to look at some ways to reverse drifting in our spiritual journeys.

Since “drifting” looks different in each of our lives, I suggest several things, some of which might relate to you. God can help you take the truths that most apply to you.

One of the signs of drifting is a Christ-follower’s lack of daily attention to his relationship with Christ.

It can be much like a marriage that is drifting in the wrong direction. It starts with the lack of daily attention to your spouse.

For Christ-followers, it may be in the lack of daily prayer. Skipping days may eventually lead to a diminished or a total lack of prayer life.

Every Believer needs to determine a time of day that they can focus on their relationship with Christ and talk to Him.

Prayer is hard for all Believers; the devil will make sure of it. It takes discipline to find time and keep that appointment with God every day.

Some days, our prayers seem warm and effective. Other days our prayers seem cold and ineffective. But every day that we put forth an effort, God will hear us and honor that time with us.

For some Christ-followers the spiritual drift will be about the reading of God’s Word, the Bible.

We all find some passages of scripture hard to understand and it may be easy to give up and declare that you “just can’t get anything out of your reading”.

But remember, nobody graduates from high school or college without some struggle to understand the materials they are studying. Those who graduate have worked through those struggles by asking questions and being determined to get answers.

Isn’t our relationship with Christ more important than graduating from any schooling?

Let us be determined in our reading of God’s Word by asking questions when needed and putting forth an effort that shows God we don’t want to drift in this area.

The Apostle Paul wrote to Timothy words that should encourage us in our study of God’s Word: “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip His people to do every good work (2 Timothy 3:16-17).

Finally, have you drifted in some moral or integrity areas?

Are there some sexual temptations that you’ve giving in to?

Are there some truths in which you have taken some shortcuts?

Do not drift too far in these areas, they lead to a lot of pain and suffering!

Father, I know it is easy to deceive myself, please open my eyes to any of the areas that will cause me to drift from you. In Jesus’s name I pray, amen.