Tuesday, April 3, 2012

On Your Heart Tuesday

What is on my heart today? Lukewarm Christians, what is up with that? When Jesus was walking up that hill, carrying that very heavy cross upon His back, He did not keep changing His mind. He did not say, "Yes, I will gladly die for you, and then, a few minutes later say, "No, I refuse to die for you". He loves us always, beyond measure. But, so many of us, change our minds about Jesus, as often as the seasons change. One month, we are totally on fire, sold out for Jesus. Our mouths are filled with praise for Him continually. We are at church every time the doors are open. We share Him with others, every opportunity we get. We pray without ceasing. Woo Hoo!! Then, the following month, the blazing fire, turns into a tiny spark. We barely speak His name, we stay home, or choose to do other things, instead of going to church. We constantly let opportunities to share Him with others, pass us by. Our prayer life, is non-existent. But, guess what? We wonder, where did Jesus go? My friends, He has not gone anywhere. He does not leave us, we leave Him. It is as if, we put Him in a box, place Him on the shelf, and take Him down occasionally. This is crazy. God does not want us to be lukewarm, He wants us to be one way, or the other. He will spit out the lukewarm.  So, please, choose a temperature, and stay that temperature full-time. I choose to be on fire, burning up for Jesus always. Because, I refuse, to burn in hell!!

16 comments:

Deanna said...

Oh that our witness for Jesus will not cease after this Easter season. Praise Him and Share Him everyday is what I long for.

Denise,
I watched your viedo from this past Friday. Sister in Christ, I will keep you in my prayers.
Blessings, Deanna

Sylvia R said...

Hey, we're next-door neighbors! I'm glad. Good words here, and true. May I be always on fire.
(Praying for you, too.)

From the Heart said...

Amen!

Tesha said...

Powerful post! I say Amen also....I try to sty on fire, I have grown luck warm at times. A healthy fear of the Lord has brought me to my knees.

Leovi said...

A heart on fire.

Jennifer Dougan said...

Hi Denise,

I'm so thankful that God tells us he will put his Spirit in us to help us to obey and want to obey him! How wonderful and humbling is that?

Jennifer Dougan
www.jenniferdougan.com

Alecia said...

Amen!I loved your last line " I refuse to burn in hell!!" I pray more people will have your 'on fire' attitude, imagine how different the world would be!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Gloria Copeland keeps repeating this: In consistency lies the power. So true! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Joyful said...

Amen. May we all stay away from lukewarm. When we see someone slipping we need to pray for them and encourage them. Blessings. xx

Alida said...

Amen indeed!!

joy and blessings to you,
Alida

Alida said...

Amen indeed!!

joy and blessings to you,
Alida

Jessica L. Foster said...

Very good post. We tend to become to relax in our relationship with God and that's something we must work to overcome everyday. It's good to have reminders.
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Pamela Rose Williams said...

Well you got that right! It is written "So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth." (Revelation 3:16) Thanks for the reminder Denise.

Saleslady371 said...

You make a great point about being consistent in faith. On fire with ya! Thank you for the nice e-card!

Love you!
Mary

Ms. Kathleen said...

Wonderful and encouraging Denise :)

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Keep those fires stoked, Denise. God will be faithful to provide the fuel and the flame!

Happy Easter to you and yours.

~elaine