Backsliding…How To Stop

By Walter Betteridge

EVIDENCES OF TURNING AWAY FROM THE LORD’S WILL IN OUR LIVES Walter Betteridge
(Revelation 2:2-5)

(1) Losing our sense of dependence of needing God when our needs are satisfied; therefore, feeling self-sufficient. A common cause of “backsliding.” (See Philippians 4:4-7,19)

(2) When our delight in the Lord is no longer as great as our delight in someone or something else. (Psalm 37:3-5)

(3) When our thoughts during leisure moments do not reflect on the Lord and Lordship of Jesus Christ. (Psalm 1:2-3)

(4) When we claim to be “only human” and easily give in or give up to those things that we know displease the Lord Jesus and are, thus, sin. (Mark 12:30-31: John 14:21-24)

(5) When we view the commands of Christ as restrictions to our happiness rather than expressions of His Love. (Micah 6:8:  John 15:9-11)

(6) When we no longer desire and look forward to our time alone with Jesus. (Psalm 42:1-2)

(7) When we fail to share Christ and His Word with others because we feel “unprepared,” “inadequate,” ashamed, afraid of rejection, or by refusal to obey. (Mark 8:38 : Jonah 1)

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