As any aeronautic engineer will tell you, it is easier and better to maintain a high altitude than regain it. Likewise it is easier to maintain faith than to regain it. If you water your lawn every morning and every evening there won’t be dry, brown patches. However, if you don’t water your lawn, the dry, brown patches will spread until the lawn is ruined. In The Bible, The Word of God is most commonly referred to as water which is why Ephesians 5:26 talks about “washing of water by the word”.
As everybody knows, if you don’t take a shower everyday, you will get dirty. In fact, some days are so hot that you will need to take a shower in the morning and then at night.
Perhaps this is why Joshua 1:8 says “Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful”.
In fact, Psalm 1 says that if you constantly drink from the water of God’s Word you will be “like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he does shall prosper”.
So, if your fruit is not coming out in its season, and your leaves are withered and prosperity eludes you, check whether you are watering your lawn day and night because God’s Word will not lie and won’t change simply because you fast, pray and visit wonderful men of God.