Date: September 14, 2011
Verse: Revelation 3:16
So, because you are lukewarm–neither hot nor cold–I am about to spit you out of my mouth. ~ Revelation 3:16
There is nothing, and I mean nothing, like sitting at my desk with my Bible and a nice, hot cup of coffee to start my day off. I LOVE my coffee. I love it in the morning time, and I like it in the evening, when it’s cool out. I drink it all year round, but there is something about it when I drink it in the morning time.
A few weeks back, after pouring it fresh into my cup, I had some things to do in the church. I wasn’t gone long at all, so when I came back and saw my coffee cup, I began to take a sip…cause let’s face it, I was in need of my coffee.
However, there was a problem. My coffee had set just a little too long, and it wasn’t hot anymore. Now, it wasn’t cold either, but it wasn’t hot, and had I had a place to spit it out, I would have. Instead, I had to do the manly thing, and choke it down.
I can’t stand cold or non-hot coffee. It’s disgusting. Hot coffee is the only way for me. Sometimes, I feel like I am God’s cup of coffee, and while, and while most of the time I am hot, there are a few times when I am lukewarm or even cold, and that taste makes God want to spit me out.
God doesn’t like it when His cups of coffee get cold. He wants us hot…hot for Christ. He wants us on fire. He wants our fire for Him to spread like crazy. Yet, so many times, our fire becomes dim, and we aren’t as hot for God as we used to be. God wants us to be on fire for Him. Maybe your cup of coffee was once hot, but now has become lukewarm or cold. My prayer for you today, is that you become hot for Him; that your fire burns for Him like never before.
God loves us so much…we need to show Him the same kind of love.