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Thought and Prayer for Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

January 14, 2020 LUKEWARM

There aren’t many things we like that are lukewarm. Most of us enjoy either hot or cold drinks. When our food is heated or cold, it tastes better than when it is room temperature. When we are lukewarm, about something, we aren’t making a difference. We are just going with the flow and not making waves. God doesn’t want us to be lukewarm in our goals. In fact, He tells us being lukewarm means we are blind to who He truly is and what He wants for our lives. Let’s be sure we stay on fire for God as we go for our goals in life so we are digging deeply into His word, fervently praying, passionately worshiping and excitedly telling others about Him. Being lukewarm for God isn’t being for God at all.

SCRIPTURE:
Revelation 3:15-17 “I know all the things you do, that you are neither hot nor cold. I wish that you were one or the other! But since you are like lukewarm water, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth! You say, ‘I am rich. I have everything I want. I don’t need a thing!’ And you don’t realize that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked.” (NLT)

ACTION STEPS:
1. Write what causes indifference toward God.
2. List what makes believers lukewarm.
3. Know God will not tolerate indifference.
4. Choose God and take daily action to stay on fire for Him.

PRAYER:
Dear Lord, we know it is easy to fall away from You. We know we see things in this world daily that distract us from Your word. We know we could quickly become lukewarm for You by not reading Your word or having daily time with You. Help us to stay on track and be disciplined so we don’t become lukewarm. We want to be on fire for You doing Your will as we reach the goals You have created for us. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

REMEMBER:
We are not to be lazy but always do what we can to serve God and help others.

Romans 12:11 “Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically.” (NLT)

Showing love to others will help us to keep from becoming indifferent about God.

Hebrews 6:11-12 “Our great desire is that you will keep on loving others as long as life lasts, in order to make certain that what you hope for will come true. Then you will not become spiritually dull and indifferent. Instead, you will follow the example of those who are going to inherit God’s promises because of their faith and endurance.” (NLT)

God will help us from being indifferent about Him if we will turn to Him and seek His way.

FOCUS:
Revelation 3:19 “I correct and discipline everyone I love. So be diligent and turn from your indifference.” (NLT)
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