The word backsliding is found only in the Old Testament in conjunction with the nation of Israel. It was used in two ways. One was related to unregenerate people who turn stubbornly away from God (Jer. 49:4). The second use was for believes who go through times when they do not grow or are set back in their growth by sin (Hosea 4:16). The latter will be used for our discussion here.
If you are a backslider and think you have slid too far out of the reach of God’s arms your wrong. You just need a little spark of life to get you started groaning for restoration. Restoration is the process needed to renew your relationship with Christ. When repentance is necessary, then it is His exercise of grace that brings renewal.  When you came to Christ by faith in the first place it was grace that made a way for your salvation the same grace is what you call on now to bring you back to the arms of Jesus.
It is the flesh that has become great in you. Therefore, you need the greater work of the power of the Holy Spirit more than ever to renew your spirit. Tell Him how weak you are in your flesh and pray earnestly to God for help. If you need a biblical reference to get you going in a positive direction remember, David when he was powerless. He did not fold his arms and give up or remain silent, but he ran to the mercy seat of God as fast as he could and pleaded with God saying; "renew a right spirit within me."
Do not delay, but with all earnestness run to your Helper. Plead with God for His grace as if your life depended on it (and it does). "Lord, renew a right spirit within me." If you sincerely pray this to God and pray it often and begin living upon the Word of God, the lusts of your flesh that drove you from the Lord will weaken and His love and grace will overcome you and propel you forward in life. Be patient the Lord will restore you His way and in His time so be ready. As you wait on Him never cease to cry, “Renew a right spirit within me." (Psalm 51:10)


Popular posts from this blog