If we grow lax in our prayer life, what is the end result? Does it diminish our diligence in walking with the Lord? Prayer is a habit. If we start skipping our prayer time on occasion, how long will it be before we grow comfortable with not praying at all? If we fall prey to small temptations to sin, how long will it be before something else entices us into even more serious sin? If we skip church one weekend, how easy is it to become complacent with doing that on a regular basis?
It does not take long for weeds and other vegetation to spread once they have broken through the initial crack in the concrete. In like manner, sin can quickly spread in our lives once we have allowed a crack in our foundation.
Be alert! Be watchful! Remain steadfast in the Lord.