Faith is essential to a christian. without it we cannot even accept that God exists let alone come to him. Faith will come by hearing and hearing by the word of God. However Faith once built must be protected.
I once came across a gospel tract many years ago that went something like this…..
Too Little – Picture of a baby
Too Young – Picture of a child
Too Carefree – Picture of a teenager / youth
Too Happy – Picture of young men and women absorbed in the pleasures and ambitions of life
Too Busy – Picture of a family man and woman looking after children
Too Old - Picture of a frail and weak old man / woman
Too Late – Picture of a coffin
I remember the first time I watched the X-Factor. It didn't take long for me to get addicted. At the time I was blissfully unaware (Proverbs 7:7) that I was being drawn away from the Holy Spirit by the strange woman in the book of Proverbs 7. (Do read this when you can)
The bible tells us in Exodus 34:29 that Moses face was radiant because he had spoken to the Lord (received the law on how to live at that time in those days post Egypt). After these meetings with God Moses wore a veil over his face to speak to Aaron and the leaders of the community as they were afraid of this radiance. Radiant means amongst other things to emit light, heat or in some cases vivacious happiness.
...........Pause to think (John 1:5) - The light shineth in darkness but the darknes comprehended it not.