Squander. What a great word. It so perfectly captures the pitfalls of backsliding in all areas of life. It's the utter self-ruination of good things.
Knights of Faith
The question is this: Is it possible to truly believe God will give us a desirable answer to our prayers, and at the same time be OK if He doesn't?
The Moral of the Story
We still think that if we just teach people to "be good" we are getting them closer to God, which is like saying if only this dead person could be propped up to exercise, he would start moving again.
Putting Your Righteousness on the Line to Love Sinners
A truly Christian work is it that we descend and get mixed up in the mire of the sinner as deeply as he sticks there himself.
When Fear Knocks
Regardless of what our eyes, senses, and circumstances tell us, we belong to Christ, and He is with us.