I read recently (in what book I can’t remember, and I haven’t found it again yet) a phrase that really struck me. It was the “inertia of disobedience.” Wow, is that ever true!
When we begin to disobey it takes on an inertia all of its own that results in us being a lot further off the path of godliness than we ever intended.
The converse is that I believe there is an inertia of obedience as well. Each decision to obey that we make deepens the pattern of obedience in our life. And each positive decision is a “cross-training” of sorts. For example, I have noticed that fasting regularly increases general self-discipline when it comes to making other decisions to deny oneself.
Now playing: Brian Dunning, Jeff Johnson, John Fitzpatrick & Jozef Lupták – Jesus, Remember Me