Your Bible question was:
> I got a question about how to combat "falling
> away". I have been feeling like I'm falling away from God.  There was some
> sin in my life I was struggling with but I have confessed them to God and
> know He has forgiven me.  My problem is getting back to a close
> with God.  My prayer life is bad.  All I do is thank Him for a good day.
> struggle with things to say. I am under deep convection right now to get
> in right relationship I just am not sure how!  If you have any suggestion
> please let me know.  Thank You.

First, it is good that you understand the danger of falling away from God
(Gal. 5:4; Heb. 3:12-13; 6:4-6; 10:26-27).  We must be vigilant lest our
hearts are hardened against God and His truth (1 Cor. 10:12-13; 9:24-27).

We need to understand that our "feelings" can deceive us.  When God's word
teaches us His truth - about any subject - we can accept it as true even if
our feelings do not immediately conform.  I suggest your read Psalm 32 and
51.  These were written by king David following his sin with Bathsheba and
his subsequent repentance and forgiveness.  When David confessed his sin to
God he was able to be renewed in heart and serve God as he should.

A key to spiritual renewal is repentance.  Repentance is a change of one's
mind and is produced by godly sorrow over one's sin (2 Cor. 7:9-10).  The
result of repentance is a changed life which reflects the forgiven sinner's
change of mind toward his sin (cf. Lk. 3:8; Acts 26:20; 19:18-20).

Prayer is important.  Strengthening your prayer life will strengthen your
faith (Phil. 4:4-7; Heb. 4:15-16).  The Christian is assured that God hears
and answers his prayers (1 Jno. 5:14-15).  Set aside time to pray - make it
a priority in your life and you will find it having more meaning and

Also, stay close to the word of God.  Spend time reading, studying,
meditating upon His truth (cf. Psa. 119:9-11).  By learning God's word we
can live God's will in our own lives (2 Tim. 2:15).  Knowing and living
God's word helps keep us from falling away from Him (2 Pet. 3:17-18).

I hope this is of some help.  Continue to stay close to God through prayer,
by reading and meditating on God's word, and by living the truth of the

Cordially yours,
Joe Price

Joe R Price

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Mt. Baker church of Christ