Revelation 2:4-5 “But I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Remember therefore from where you have fallen, and repent and do the deeds you did at first; or else I am coming to you, and will remove your lampstand out of its place-unless you repent.”
Revelation 3:16, 19 “So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth. … be zealous and repent.”
As each day approaches, I am asking myself these thought provoking questions: “What does Jesus really mean to me?” “Am I taking the cross in vain?” “He resurrected from the grave, but is he alive in me?”
Jesus did not die for me to be complacent. Jesus did not shed his blood for me to live a life of mediocrity and apathy. Jesus wants me to be kingdom-minded. He wants us to serve him and not ourselves.
I believe that God wants me to serve and love him 365 days a year, and not be a CEO saint. (Christmas and Easter Only). Sometimes I feel that Christians treat their lives like a frozen dinner entree being microwaved…”Lord, it’s Easter Sunday so let me reheat my faith and spirituality so that I can be on fire for you!”
God wants to challenge us to where we are not lukewarm, but that we are a consuming fire for God…He is not looking for faith that has been frozen due to lack of trust in God, selfishness, or carnality. He is looking to abide in our hearts. The Scripture says in Rev 3:20: ”Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.”
Are we ready to dine with the Lord or do we have to put him on hold until we microwave our faith? Will we say “Lord come and dine with me” or will we have responses such as “Gimme a second God, let me microwave my life because I’ve been living in the cold” or “Lord my heart is cold and bitter, let me do an instant reheat and maybe you’ll accept it!”
God wants Christians who will strive for purity and serve him with their whole heart. Does he expect us to be perfect? NO…he does not despise our humanity or our weaknesses, but he doesn’t wants us to succomb to the lifestyles of this dark and corrupt world. We are the Light of the World, a City shining on a Hill.
It’s time to rid ourselves of the “microwave”. If we are truly on fire for the Most High, there will be no need of “reheat” cause we’ll already be on fire!
God doesn’t want us to run to the microwave everytime our faith runs dry, or circumstances in life gets a little cold, but he wants us to abide in his faithfulness.
Jesus is knocking on the door of your heart…are you read to serve him dinner…fruits of the Spirit– “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.” (Galatians 5:22) Or are you going to take haven beside the microwave?!