“We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.” – Hebrews 2:1 (NIV)
Have you ever been on a boat before? When a boat does not have an anchor in place, the boat slowly begins to drift away. Before you know it, the boat is far away from its intended location. In this specific verse from Hebrews, the Greek word translated as “drift away” refers to this kind of drifting. It is easy for us to allow our spiritual walk with God to “drift away” from where we should be. Sometimes we receive a powerful Word from God about our prophetic destiny, but as time goes on we forget about it. We fail to act upon the assignment we receive from God. We put our assignment on consignment!
Sometimes we start out strong and on fire. We are reading our Word, studying, praying, seeking God, and taking the right steps. But as distractions come into our lives, we slow our activity. We begin to drift. The writer of Hebrews encourages us to pay most careful attention to the things that we hear from God. This means both the spoken and written things of God. This requires action on our part. As believers, we are called disciples of Christ. CONTINUE