Drifting doesn’t happen all at once. It’s a gradual process. We might give a glance toward the shore every once in awhile, and notice a little distance. It isn’t enough to be concerned with, however. So we close our eyes, and keep drifting. Before we realize it, we may have drifted dangerously far from the safety of the shore.
How about when we drift away from the truths we’ve heard regarding who Jesus is?
Our drift can be subtle. Gradual. It doesn’t occur all at once. We move farther from shore a little bit at a time. We keep Jesus within reach, in case we need him, until we wake up, and realize we are further away than we ever imagined we could be.
Here’s a couple warning signs to recognize about drifting:
Is our prayer life an important part of our day, or an afterthought?
Do we spend time, daily, in God’s word, or crack open the pages only on Sunday? If then.
Are we growing spiritually, or satisfied with where we’re at, thereby, becoming stagnant?
What say we stop drifting?
Let’s be alert to our tendency to drift away from the truths we’ve heard concerning who Jesus is, and do something about it. Let’s drop anchor. Tie our bowline to the dock. And keep our eyes fixed on the safety of the shore.
What are your thoughts on the subject?
That is why we must hold on all the more firmly to the truths we have heard, so that we will not be carried away. Hebrews 2:1 (GNT)
I wish you well.
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Great analogy, Sandy. I am so busy with teaching that it is easy to just start going through the motions hurriedly so that everything gets checked off of the bucket list. I appreciate the reminder to put God first and stay close to shore.
Thanks, Karen. We do that don’t we? Fill our life with great things, but miss out on the best thing…staying close to Jesus.