I know it has been a very long time since my previous blog of this nature, but life is crazy right now. Beth goes in for a C-Section on Friday morning, Christmas is 6 weeks away (if you work in a church, you understand the fun involved in that), and life is simply zooming by. That said here we go.

Check out these lyrics from Casting Crowns latest album The Altar and the Door

“It’s a slow fade when you give yourself away

It’s a slow fade when black and white have turned to gray

Thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid

When you give yourself away

People never crumble in a day

It’s a slow fade, it’s a slow fade”


How true are these words in our everyday life? Falling into sin is rarely a jump off a cliff moment for Christians. It is typically a very subtle progression that if we are not careful, we may be completely oblivious that we are even slipping until it is too late.

These ‘slow fades’ typically happen when life is good. Why? It’s simple. When things are good, we let our guard down. Quiet time slips into non-existence and the domino effect begins.

We live in phenomenal times. The stakes are too high to let our guard down no matter how good things are.

Remember the words of I Peter 5:8 – “Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.”