Prayer, Bible study, Christian fellowship, our relationship with God – or, for that matter, our marriage, our relationship with our children, exercise, diet, whatever… it is so very dangerous to let yourself slip. Why? Well, simply because it doesn’t feel dangerous, at least, not at the time, and that’s the problem! It’s like a boat being moored loosely to its anchor; before you know it the outgoing current has swept it so far out to sea that you can’t retrieve it, and what you once had is then lost forever. So, be on your guard, and don’t give in to complacency or lack-lustre effort. Be disciplined, anchor your boat firmly and maintain it regularly; make that daily!

R. Ian Seymour.