The loss of the fear of Holy God – is nearly always at the root of all sin, even in our own day. When God’s people lose their fear of God, they lose their fear of sin. When they lose their fear of sin, they depart from God and become of little use to God. Then God sets out, in mercy, to discipline them so they will return to their covenant with Him. Once Israel agreed to this covenant, God held them accountable to their promise. Theirs now was a life of faith. This has always been God’s way. – Henry Blackaby
* We no longer hear Him.
* We no longer experience His manifest presence.
* We no longer obey Him.
* We listen to other voices and follow them.
* We become hardened.
* We may still continue our outward allegiance to God through religious activity.
The Bible never talks of "rededication." It speaks of repentance. The basic message of Jesus, John the Baptizer, and the early apostles was "Repent, for the kingdom of God is at hand."
Repentance brings us back to the covenant relationship where we can once again honor God and be honored by Him, minister to God and receive His manifest presence, bless od and be blessed.
Repent is a positive - not a negative - word.
Sources Used: Chosen to Be God's Prophet by Henry Blackaby