Somewhere Between the Hot and the Cold
Well, I know that I had promised to start this series yesterday, but things have been hectic. The first phrase of the song really hit me. I mean how many times am I between the hot and the cold? I know I don't want to be there, but there are so many times that lukewarm is right where I end up.
A few weeks back our tub decided to go crazy. How exactly does a tub go crazy? Well, we're not sure exactly, but for some reason the way you turn the spicket for hot became the way you turned the spicket for cold. And vice versa. However, we didn't realize that there was hot anywhere for a couple of days. And the hottest water we could get was lukewarm at best.
Let me just say that I can testify as to why lukewarmness makes God want to spue! Because when it comes to bath water, there is nothing less than hot that is exceptable (well right now I can't have hot, hot, but you know what I mean.)
But how many times do I expect less than hot in my Christian life. I mean sure I go to church. I listen. I take notes. I read a verse here and there. But does it go past that. Do I let what I hear and read change me? Do I do these things simply out of habit? I must say definitely say, "Oh me!" right there. Because there are way too many times that it simply becomes routine, and I forget the TRUE meaning I'm doing any of this.
I don't know about you, but I want to be hot. I don't want to be someone who makes God spue like in Revelation 3:15-16,
"15I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
16So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth."
I want my life to be one that is on fire for Christ. I want that to be a fire that I can't hold within (Jeremiah 20:9). Because when I really remember why I do what I do, it's the most exciting thing that has ever happened to me. Definitely something to get fired up over!
Labels: Caught in the Middle