I heard a great analogy the other day for why we need to draw close to the Lord every day.
Weeds grow, not through anything we actively do, but through us leaving our garden unattended. They simply sprout and before too long, if untreated, can consume a garden, making it both visually unattractive, but also can kill off the good plants, lawn and flowers, we may have painstakingly planted.
What’s also interesting about weeds is they can develop some very strong root-systems if allowed to grow freely for too long which can be very hard to dislodge.
The effect of not drawing close to Jesus on a daily basis can be similarly destructive to our hearts.