Jesus openly rebukes a 'lukewarm' believer in Revelation 3:15,16 (see full passage below) when he says: "I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth". Wow, what an open rebuke we have from our Lord.
This statement not only shows us what Jesus is *not* looking for in believers, He also is clearly showing us what He desires from all believers -- he desires them to be 'on fire' for the Lord. There is no middle ground with God. Either you're with Him or your against Him. And if you're with Him...He wants 100% of you, not just 50% or 25%. God desires a *total* commitment from you as a believer.
And is that such a hard thing? To dedicate your life, your thoughts, your passion in this world to the One who gave you breath...who borne you into this world and knew you before you were even made? Not at all, may we always look to glorify God in our lives. God deserves our dedication to Him, not because of how great we are, but because of how great He is. He desires us to grow deeper in our faith and our relationship with Him.
Think about it for a second. You have relationships with people. How do you build up those relationships? By spending time, dedicating yourself to those people. In the same way (but much greater)...should we not spend our time in the Lord?
Examine your own life. Where does your thought life live? How many times do you think about God during the day? Do you give Him your thoughts? Do you praise Him in everything that's going on in your life? Do you desire to read His word and know Him more and more each day? Do you even spend time with Him? I pray that your passion for God and His word will *NEVER* run out. May it never be said of us that we are 'lukewarm' Christians...let us go out in this world and boldly proclaim Christ!
But to proclaim Christ, we must first build up our relationship and knowledge of Him. How can you talk about someone you don't know? Read His Word...remain in His Word and let the Word mature your faith more and more to give you the boldness to stand up in Godly truth in this world.
The Bible says that the eyes of the Lord "roam to and fro" to seek those whose hearts are fully committed to Him. Are you *fully* committed to Him? Or are you a lukewarm Christian?
If you are lukewarm towards God...I encourage you to get near to the Lord in His Word and come to love Him more and more. Don't let Christ return and find you living in sin, or living with an 'indifferent' heart towards Him.
To God be the glory always!
These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation.