6 Ways to Prevent Backsliding

Barbara Latta

Crosswalk.com Contributing Writer
Published Feb 06, 2024

Romans chapter one tells us how God’s existence and power are evident in His creation, so there is no excuse for not believing and trusting Him.

For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools (Romans 1:21-22 NIV)

These verses give us some clues about what can cause individuals to drift away from the Lord.

They didn’t glorify God.

They didn’t give thanks to God.

Their thoughts were futile.

Their hearts were foolish and dark.

They claimed false beliefs were wise.

The example of those who let their hearts become hardened by the world can show us six ways to prevent backsliding.

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barbara latta profile pictureBarbara Latta is a true southerner and is transplanted from Arkansas to Georgia. She writes a monthly column in her local newspaper and contributes to devotional websites, online magazines, and has stories in several anthologies. She is the author of God’s Maps, Stories of Inspiration, and Direction for Motorcycle Riders. She enjoys traveling with her Harley-riding prince on his motorcycle taking in the creativity of nature. Drinking coffee on the patio while the sun comes up is her favorite time of day. Barbara shares about walking in grace and thriving in hope on her blog, Navigating Life’s Curves, at www.barbaralatta.blogspot.com. She cherishes her role in life as a wife, a mom to two grown sons, and Mimi to one granddaughter.

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