A.W. Tozer said once that "Every farmer knows the hunger of the wilderness. The hunger which no modren farm machiery, no improved methods can quite destory. No matter how well prepared the soil, how well- kept the fences, how carefully painted the buildings, let the owner neglect for a while his prized and valued acres and they will again revert to the wilds and be swallowed by the jungle or the wasteland. The bias of nature is toward the wilderness, never toward the fruitful field."
Our walk with the Lord simular to that in so many ways. Our sinful human nature doesn't want to bare fruit for the Lord; doesn't want to walk with Him, commune with Him, or submit to His perfict will. It is wild, unlawful, chaotic, and rebelous. We can not as Christians neglect our daily walk with God and I don't care how much one may prepare themselves, or try to make themselves "look" like a good Christian or even just a good person, if your walk with God is not honest and right, if you are not serious about the diligence inwhich you seek Him through prayer and reading of His word. Then you will as the quote goes "revert back to the wilds and be swallowed by the jungle or the wasteland." For we are in this flesh and this flesh is just one of the things which we war against.
" In my opinion, the great single need of the moment is that light-hearted superficial religionists be struck down with a vision of God high and lifted up, with His train filling the temple. The holy art of worship seems to have passed away like the Shekinah glory from the tabernacle. As a result, we are left to our own devices and forced to make up the lack of spontaneous worship by ...bringing in countless cheap and tawdry activities to hold the attention of the church people." ~ A.W. Tozer