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Revelation 3:15-16

“I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth”.

I was reluctant to use the scripture because it sounds so harsh, but isn’t that what we need sometimes? The reality of God’s word to hit us square in the face with truth about how we are living (or not living) our lives.

If we are going to call ourselves Christians God expects us to act like it. We are to be on fire, sold out for Him. Not lackluster or compromising. Do we let Him permeate every area of our lives or do we hold back certain areas? Are we ashamed to stand up for what we believe in certain circumstances?

Either we love Him and have given Him our hearts or we don’t. We can’t “ride the fence”. Don’t be satisfied with just enough Jesus to get you into Heaven. Don’t PLAY CHURCH! Live what you believe and pursue God with all that is in you.

I have spent many years being “lukewarm”. I have played church, known Sunday school lessons, figured out how to talk so that I sounded “spiritual”, and pretended that I loved the Lord. But I was always lacking…..was never fulfilled and knew that a real relationship with Jesus was missing.

As I have surrendered more of myself to God and His will for my life, the more I have been filled with His presence and the power of the Holy Spirit at work in me. Don’t miss out on all that He has for you by being “lukewarm”. Pursue Him today…become “hot”, on fire for Him….it is so much better than the other options!

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