Do we want to hear God speak? Do we want to see Him send us into amazing Kingdom work? Do we want to walk with Him intimately, like friends? Then we need to be diligent to remove the things that dull our senses and make us lose our footing in the race.
I almost titled this post "Things Christians Need to Stop Saying," but then it occurred to me that if you're saying these things, you might not really be a Christian. Obviously I'm not qualified to make that judgment call, but in my experience, it's difficult to personally encounter the Living God and say anything like this: