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How to avoid a lukewarm Christian life
May 24, 2012
“‘I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.’”
A country church was having their annual revival meeting. On the first night, the preacher preached a message about repentance and the need to return to the Lord. At the altar call, a man came down the aisle saying, “Fill me Lord, fill me.” The next night again, the altar call was extended—like the night before, the same man came down the aisle saying, “Fill me Lord, fill me.”
The third night of the revival, the preacher warned his congregation of the evils of sin and urged the congregation to live lives of holiness. Again, as the invitation was made to give one's life to Christ, the same man came down the aisle saying, “Fill me Lord, fill me.”
To which someone in the back of the church yelled, "Don't do it Lord, He leaks!"
The truth of the matter is that many Christians “leak” from time to time. They experience difficulty in their walk with Christ or wade into the pool of the lukewarm. But I feel sorry for people who are consistently half in and half out of the Christian life. They’re miserable. They don’t have enough courage to serve the devil and don’t have enough love to serve God!
If Jesus Christ is God, then He deserves everything you’ve got. So instead of riding the fence, commit fully to serving Christ with your life!
BREAK OUT OF THE LUKEWARM AND COMMIT FULLY TO SERVING CHRIST WITH YOUR LIFE!
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