“But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first.” - REVELATION 2:4

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Here is a hypothetical situation. What if you wanted to regress spiritually and back away from God? How would you do that? Here are four tried and proven steps.

Number One: Cut back on all the “God stuff” – no more quiet times, no prayer, no worship.

Number Two: Fill your life with activity and all sorts of busyness.

Number Three: Lie to yourself, and train your conscience not to sound an alarm when you do something you know is wrong.

Number Four: Stay away from real, sold-out, authentic Christians. If you’re around them, they will care for you and encourage you or confront you, so stay away.

How do I know these steps will work? Because – sadly - I’ve seen them work, time after time, in far too many lives. They are surefire ways to decline spiritually. But – if you want to grow spiritually, guess what? Just do the opposite.

Dr. Ed Young signature