Abiding Faith: When does religious ritual become spiritual idolatry: When it does not produce faith and obedience to Christ in our lives. When we vainly continue a religious practice despite having no desire or longing to fulfill the will of our Lord and Savior. Worship becomes cold and empty when we worship the practice of religion and not the author of religion. The cure comes from repentance. Ask forgiveness for being pious and not personally devoted to Christ. Seek the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness. Ask God for a clean heart and to renew a right spirit in you. Ask him to restore the joy of your salvation. Seek the treasures of Heaven so the Holy Spirit can allow the rewards of righteousness will restore your life to one of energetic – vibrant relationship and worship of Christ.