I came across the following quote this morning and it struck me for numerous reasons. Check it out.
“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
Here's the deal: if I'm not waking up each day with a renewed passion to seek Him above all else, to rest in His presense, to seek His holiness...then I'm doing just the opposite. Laziness and lack of pursuit have the same effect as blatant disobedience and chasing worldly desires. Eventually your heart hardens. All it takes to harden your heart is for you to do nothing. To stop pursuing Him. Don't stop. Pursue Him.
live unashamedly. laugh uncontrollably. love unconditionally.