From the Pastor's Desk

“We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.” Heb. 2:1.


One of the great dangers of life is something so subtle that often we can fail to recognise it.  It is called drift.  Drift is defined as, “…to continuously be carried away from one place to another.” 


Drift, as a spiritual state, is always connected to leaving some vital foundation of living and moving off course.  Satan may not be able to persuade you to go into obvious and blatant sins, but he is happy if you simply miss your assignment and destiny through neglect and drift. 

Your greatest influence, fruitfulness and effectiveness have been lost and his kingdom doesn’t take the ‘hit’ that God intended.  It is as though your assignment was cancelled. Acts 13:36 says, "For when David had served God's purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep; he was buried with his fathers….” 

Are you still serving God’s purpose for your life or just living it?  Do you have any daily consciousness that you are making a difference to the Church, the Kingdom of God, the Lost, your family and your neighbourhood?  Or are you simply just ‘getting through the days?’  Often this can be caused by drift—moving slowing away from passion for Christ, pursuit of serving with your gifts, and reaching out to the Lost in your daily world. 

If you have been suffering from drift, recognise it, ‘throw some wood on the fire’ of repentance and return to passionate living!