"Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. ~ John 14:27"

Monday, July 4, 2011

Lukewarm

 

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I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other!  So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. Revelation 3:15-16

This is something I never want to have the Lord say about me.  But you know what?  I have been there!  I need to work on not being lukewarm.  To love God with all my heart and do what He wants!  To live the life He wants me to live and stop trying to please this world! 

How can we do that? We can repent when we know we have done wrong. We need to let Him in! We need to continue to pray for forgiveness, strength, wisdom and patience to do what is right!

Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent. Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. Revelation 3:19-20

The Lord disciplines us for our own good, not so we can just turn away because it is too hard, or because your friend, husband, whoever it is, is wanting you to conform to this world instead of His world.  When we do what is right it is pleasing to the Lord.  I want to be able to open that door and have Him come in and eat with me!!

 

To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne. Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. Revelation 3:21-22

Because when we do what is right the reward is so sweet!!  Is there anything better than being able to sit down with Him and our Father?  I can’t think of anything better!! 

 

To the Church in Laodicea

14 “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write:

These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. 15 I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! 16 So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. 17 You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. 18 I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see.

19 Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent. 20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.

21 To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne. 22 Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”

 

*thanks to my good friend Karen at Heart of the Home for sharing the top image.  I had to add this verse.  It is the same verse she was talking about in her post and the same thing we have been going over for the past few weeks in church

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2 comments:

Reformed rebel said...

Hi Nicole,

I was just blog hopping and found your site. Glad I did. I too need to work at not being lukewarm. I want to always be able to be with the Lord!

Blessings in Him...Chelle

Nicole said...

Thanks for stopping by Chelle. I want to always be with our Lord too!

Many blessings to you!

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