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Drifting

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Drifting  

Dear Precious Saints of MBC,

I trust you are doing well and looking forward to our family camp this Sunday at Granite Flats!  
 
If you've ever been in the ocean, you noticed the constant tug of the current. Even a warship will drift if it hasn't dropped anchor.  
 
Likewise, if we aren't anchored in the Word, we can drift from a close relationship with our Lord. While the current will swiftly guide an unsecured ship to a new location, a spiritual drift may occur so subtly that we may not notice.  
 
It doesn't take much. A few seemingly small decisions: like neglecting prayer, not spending time in the Word, or not worshiping with the church family will produce devastating results over time.  
 
As the current takes us, it's easy to be enticed by a bitter spirit, vanity, power, materialism, selfishness, gossip and other worldly values that will never satisfy. Sin pushes us further away from God until we lose interest in spiritual things. Little by little, being obedient seems unimportant and our conscience loses sensitivity.  
 
It's easy to adjust and just go with the flow, but we will have missed God's best for us. Not only that, but our willfulness grieves the Father.
 
Yet, God graciously offers forgiveness to those who repent. His arms are open wide, waiting to embrace us to His bosom.  
 
"For this reason we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it" (Hebrews 2:1).
 
See you on Sunday!
 
In the light of His glory and grace,   
 
Pastor Doug