So, it is our natural tendency to wander. If you haven’t observed this in your self, you may not be paying attention.
Of course, wandering is similar to drifting. Drifting is a sign you’re not experiencing the best and are growing toward, perhaps, apathy – which Keller notes is more trouble for Christianity than Atheism. I’m not concerned about Christianity, I’m just trying to challenge you and me.
It’s natural to slip away… Scripture is replete with warnings against such… And reminders of how not to…
“With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments!” Psalm 119:10 ESV http://bible.com/59/psa.119.10.esv
Luther recommended to his barber the use of the Lord’s Prayer and the 10 commandments as tools to outline prayers. Keller suggested thinking of ourselves and asking if we are sailing, rowing, drifting or sinking… The last two come from spiritual self neglect.
Don’t neglect yourself. Pray. Soak in Scripture. Seek Him.
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