So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.
I have often said that if God does not seem real to you; if you can’t see him working in your life; then you probably have not been real with him. This book, the Bible, is a Love story and it is not without its share of passion and drama...and like it or not; you are one of the main characters in it! You are part of the Church; the Bride of Christ. We should be desperately trying to know the heart and mind of Christ just as any bride would her groom before the wedding day. A marriage is not a casual event and we should not be entering into it lightly. We should be passionate. We should be Real! We should be real angry when God is mocked; real Sad at the things that break his heart and real joyful when he is glorified. We should be real; real hungry for His Word and real thirsty for His presence; real obedient to his commands and real willing to follow Him.
I can go on, but you get the point; Being real; this is what it means to be Hot or Cold.
I don’t know what your 2014 was like…..but, looking back, I know I could have been more real. I could have spent more time with him in Word and in Prayer and less time watching TV programs that do nothing to further the kingdom of God.. I am sure that sometimes God feels like He is taken for granted by me and maybe I have take advantage of His patience and grace. 2014 certainly had its “luke warm” moments from me.
So here we are, on the precipice of 2015. We can reflect back on the things that stood between us and a more meaningful relationship with God. …..And we can decide today to make some real changes moving forward into the new year. We have done well to put Christ back into Christmas, but let’s also put Christ back on the throne of our hearts; let’s reestablish His Kingship over our lives.Let’s be Real to Him in 2015 and experience His real transforming power.
Dear Father in Heaven;
Thank you for your Son Jesus. Help us to follow Him.