Don’t drift away any further

Today’s Reading: Revelation 2:1-17

Key Verse: “But I have this complaint against you. You don’t love me or each other as you did at first! Look how far you have fallen! Turn back to me and do the works you did at first.” Revelations 2:4-5

Several years ago a couple was on vacation in Florida and they were floating in the ocean on inflatable rafts. The husband decided to head into the shore but his wife wanted to stay out on the raft and continue to catch some rays. After a short time, the woman lost herself in floating along on the raft.

What the woman failed to realize was that she was slowly drifting out to sea. As she simply relaxed and let the gentle current take her with it, her situation was becoming more and more dangerous. By the time that she noticed what was happening to her, it was almost too late. She saw that the shore was much farther away than she expected and she began to panic.

Fortunately, the lifeguards were able to rescue her but the whole situation was created just by being careless. How many people in this church today are just coasting along in their spiritual walk? How many of you simply are being careless with your spiritual life?

Our reading today gives us a specific warning for just this type of spiritual situation. We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard so that we do not drift away.

Has there ever been a time in your life, when you were more dedicated to Christ? Has there ever been a time when you were closer to Jesus than you are right now? Have you ever been more surrendered in your life than you are at this moment? Has there ever been a time that you were more committed to living for Christ than you are right now?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are in the process of drifting. If your relationship with Christ is not where it once was or if it is not where you know it should be,  today is the day to put it right! Don’t drift away any further. Simply call out to Jesus.

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