Personal positive habits in devotion are the first line in the virus of backsliding in our community with the Savior.
How long can you sustain lying to your closest confidant?
"Now what is the cause of most backslidings? I believe, as a general rule, one of the chief causes is neglect of private prayer. Of course the secret history of falls will not be known till the last day. I can only give my opinion as a minister of Christ and a student of the heart. That opinion is, I repeat distinctly, that backsliding generally first begins with neglect of private prayer."
"You may be very sure men fall in private long before they fall in public. They are backsliders on their knees long before they backslide openly in the eyes of the world. Like Peter, they first disregard the Lord's warning to watch and pray, and then like Peter, their strength is gone, and in the hour of temptation they deny their Lord."
"If you are a Christian indeed, I trust you will never be a backslider. But if you do not wish to be a backsliding Christian, remember the question I ask you: Do you pray?"
So What from me:
In a sincere desire to draw near to God, we have to be honest, and in confession and conviction, our heartfelt conversation will not make us perfect but is a critical tool God uses on our path to sanctification.
Now to Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, 21 to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.
"What a man is on his knees before God, that he is and nothing more."
Robert Murray M'Cheyne
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