HOW BACKSLIDING BEGINS

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LOVE LETTERS|DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR SINGLES|DAY 162

Scripture for today

Zechariah 3:2
The LORD said to Satan, "The LORD rebuke you, Satan! The LORD, who has chosen Jerusalem, rebuke you! Is not this man a burning stick snatched from the fire?" (NIV)

 It's tougher to fall into temptation when you are in total sync with God. I mean it will take a serious temptation to snatch you away from God. When we fall into temptations or even backslide most times is as a result of us being snatched out of fire.

Take a look at this illustration :


I live in a small, rural community. There are lots of cattle ranches around here, and, every once in a while, a cow wanders off and gets lost … Ask a rancher how a cow gets lost, and chances are he will reply, "Well, the cow starts nibbling on a tuft of green grass, and when it finishes, it looks ahead to the next tuft of green grass and starts nibbling on that one, and then it nibbles on a tuft of
I live in a small, rural community. There are lots of cattle ranches around here, and, every once in a while, a cow wanders off and gets lost … Ask a rancher how a cow gets lost, and chances are he will reply, "Well, the cow starts nibbling on a tuft of green grass, and when it finishes, it looks ahead to the next tuft of green grass and starts nibbling on that one, and then it nibbles on a tuft of grass right next to a hole in the fence. It then sees another tuft of green grass on the other side of the fence, so it nibbles on that one and then goes on to the next tuft. The next thing you know, the cow has nibbled itself into being lost." right next to a hole in the fence. It then sees another tuft of green grass on the other side of the fence, so it nibbles on that one and then goes on to the next tuft. The next thing you know, the cow has nibbled itself into being lost."

That's just the perfect illustration about how we get lost as believers. Different things begin to get our attention. We begin to forfeit our fellowship with God for other things. We begin to see reasons why we should miss church. We see reasons why that prayer meeting or this prayer meeting isn't just for you. The things of God just seem to loose its taste and flavor to us. God doesn't condemn us because we drift away rather he draws us nearer to him. God is still in the business to perfectly restore us to himself just the way he restored Joshua.

Prayer: Father, May my passion for fellowship never run dry.

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