Jesus told a person on YouTube, that the lukewarm souls will be the hardest people to reach, because they think they are on fire for God, but are not. I know once God told me I was complacent and I was surprised, because I thought I was really committed to God. So now I pray all the time to be red hot for God. I don’t want to be spewed out of His mouth, like it is written in the Bible, that He will do this to those who are neither hot nor cold, but lukewarm.
Being comfortable is not a good place for a Christian to be in. We need to stretch ourselves every day in serving God. Disciplining ourselves, doing the will of God out of love for Him and going that extra mile, will keep us on our toes. If you feel like you are in a rut, then I believe you might be lukewarm, because when you are madly in love with somebody, that’s all you think about, is that person you are in love with, with fire. That’s exactly how we are to feel about God. So we need to pray with all our strength, doesn’t matter how weak it is, but pray with all our strength to God, that we are completely sold out to Him. I believe most of us, try to serve two masters. One being God and the other god we bow down to is ourselves. We need to pray that God opens our eyes to where we fail Him every day, so that we can pled for forgiveness, and ask Him to redirect our paths that please Him.
Pride is a big problem for most people. It blinds us of the truth. People get offended when they are told they are sinners. To a Christian it should be common knowledge. We are all sinners. Jesus died on the cross, because none of us are worthy on our own merits to go to heaven. Jesus paid the full price of our sins, so that we can enter heaven by His righteousness. There are two types of sinners. One that is not repented and does not recognised Jesus as their saviour and the other is repented from a sincere humble heart, and put their faith in Jesus gift of salvation.
To really believe in Jesus, we will follow Him and obey Him with all the strength and love we can. Jesus tells us, He will forgive us seventy times seven to the repented sinner. So to prevent ourselves from being lukewarm, we should examine ourselves every day and repent the moment we recognise we have sinned. In my opinion most churches are in a rut and are lukewarm. They may be nice people who love God, but they are not on fire for Him. God is a jealous God. He wants all of us, not eighty percent of us. We think if we give of ourselves eighty percent we are doing well and that God should be satisfied with that. But the commandment is, to love God with all our strength and might.
Matthew 22:38-40. Jesus said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment and the second is like it. ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the law and the Prophets.
We have to press in every day of our lives to God. Once isn’t enough. We have to seek Gods face all the time and in all situations we find ourselves in. We have to pray in earnest that we are sold out to God completely. Putting Him first before anybody else, including family members, careers, finances, our health and our will. Praying is so important and many people won’t pray enough, and that is their downfall. You must have a loving relationship with God. God wants a relationship with us, not a religion. How can we have a relationship with God, if we don’t talk to Him as we would, with somebody, we are always thinking lovingly of? God wants to be number one in our lives. If He is not number one in your life, pray, pray, and pray for the grace to make it so. And He will answer favourably, because you are praying for His will for you. He always says yes to His will to be done.