“People do not drift toward holiness. Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer, and obedience to Scripture, faith, and delight in the Lord. We drift toward compromise and call it tolerance; we drift toward disobedience and call it freedom; we drift toward superstition and call it faith. We cherish the indiscipline of lost self-control and call it relaxation; we slouch toward prayerlessness and delude ourselves into thinking we have escaped legalism; we slide toward godlessness and convince ourselves we have been liberated.” D.A Carson
I don’t know about you, but I so easily get caught up in my own life and my own needs that I begin to justify my ungodliness, simply because it’s easier. For the last couple weeks I’ve been confronted with the reality that I need to be in the Word, but I keep putting it off, saying I just have too much to do. I convince myself that this is ok, but it’s not. How can I hear God if I’m not making an effort to know Him? It’s God’s grace that forgives me and humbles me, but that also doesn’t mean I don’t have to move myself.