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Spiritual drift is when something happens to you at church (or with somebody who attends church) and it adversely affects you in a negative or hurtful manner. You then quit going to church and begin to say, “If that’s how Christians act, I’ll just never go to church.” When you begin to drift spiritually, the temptation is to abandon church entirely. This isn’t good for you, your peace of mind or peace of heart.
Spiritual drift could happen when you get out of the habit of going to church. Hebrews 10:25 says “…not forsaking or neglecting to assemble together…” Part of our spiritual health is to attend and be involved in a local church. Spiritual drift leads us to a backslidden state where we are out of fellowship with God and His kingdom. Staying at home and calling that church doesn’t work. If you have drifted spiritually, it’s time to reconnect with a local church and get involved. If things are going on that have hurt you, don’t allow yourself to be removed from the local church. It’s not worth it. Let’s become useful for God’s kingdom. Let’s become people who bear much fruit where we are making a difference.
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Published on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 @ 9:52 AM CDT