Have You Fallen Away?

For it is impossible to renew to repentance those who were once enlightened, who tasted the heavenly gift, became companions with the Holy Spirit, tasted God’s good word and the powers of the coming age, and who have fallen away, because, to their own harm, they are recrucifying the Son of God and holding Him up to contempt. Hebrews 6:4-6 HCSB

When I was in seminary, I used the Navigator Scripture Memory System to memorize over 100 Scriptures. It was an excellent system with small cards that included the “address,” where the Scripture is found, the “title,” describing the subject matter of the verse, and then the actual Scripture. It was followed by the “address” again. I still remember many of the verses I memorized, but I have forgotten more than I remember because I failed to use them or quote them often enough. Unfortunately I have “fallen away” and no longer work as diligently at Scripture memorization, a spiritual discipline that I most certainly need to renew.

The same is true of our spiritual lives; if we do not work at becoming more like Jesus, we will inevitably become stale and not produce any fruit. Too many people have lost their enthusiasm for growing and sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ. They have fallen away from God’s plan for their lives and although they are saved, they are not living the abundant life God desires for them.

Challenge: What are you doing to grow and become more like Jesus? Have you fallen away because of your lack of interest? What are you going to do today to draw closer to Jesus and to grow as His disciple?

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