Andrew Fisher started a blog, Man’s Chief and Highest End. If you know Andrew, you’ll want to check it out. If not, you should get to know him. Solid dude.
From his blog:
Every time we sin, we take a slash at our relationship with God, which is our life-line. Consider for a minute the affects of sin on our every day life. I think most Christians would agree that when sin comes into your life it has a tangible effect. I would argue that most people don’t even realize just how much their relationship with God matters until they sin. When sin cuts a wedge between ourselves and God its a divide that can be felt. I find myself having the worst days, and being the most discouraged when I have allowed sin to enter into my life, and put a gash in my relationship with God.
Just like a cutter isn’t trying to commit suicide, the Christian isn’t trying to sever their relationship with God (not that they can…Praise God) but they are doing damage to it.
You can tell that Andrew is more serious and scholarly than I am because he used the above image for his post, when I would have gone with this: