The signs of life are principally manifested by motion, action: There must be change, movement. Just so, to stay alive spiritually, we must have movement. In our lives with the Lord, there are only two directions we can move; there is no standing still. We are either moving forward or backward. When we stop making progress, we’re backsliding.
It reminds me of the story about the little boy who fell out of bed. When his mother asked him why it happened, he said, “I guess[...]