The Drift Factor - Part 1 (1 of 2) by Fred Lowery

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The Drift Factor - Part 1 (1 of 2)

Is it possible to have a daily quiet time with God and still drift away from him?

Is it possible to believe right - to stand for truth and still drift from God.

Is it possible to teach Sunday School, etc., and still drift from God?

Disconnected from God and does not know it

Doesn't begin with anger toward God or shaking your fist at him

Surfaces gradually, slowly

As one's life loses its focus
Becomes disordered
Ultimately loses spiritual power

Illus.
Mary and Martha (Luke 10:39-42)
39She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet listening to what he said. 40But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, "Lord, don't you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!" 41"Martha, Martha," the Lord answered, "you are worried and upset about many things, 42but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her."

Martha: Fast lane, busy distracted
Disconnected from Jesus and didn't know it.

Happens when we gaze upon circumstances and glance at Jesus

4 Characteristics of Drifting (R. Floyd)
1.Careless
2.Gradual
3.Subtle
4.Unintentional

Time to reconnect with God

Every sin contributes to our drift

God never gives up on us (David)
Hope always abounds

e.g. James 5:19-20
19My brothers, if one of you should wander from the truth and someone should bring hime back, 20remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save him from death and cover over a multitude of sins.

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