A lukewarm relationship with God

Do you have a lukewarm relationship with God? If yes, we are going to war!

You may have read my recent post on who really to blame for our issues and so today I want to reflect on what changed my life.

A must see movie is the “War Room” by Alex and Stephen Kendrick I would suggest you watch it! Trust me, it will change your life! It did mine.

As a result of that movie I realized that I had a lukewarm relationship and prayer life with God.

It was ok … Just ok.

But I have never done just ok in my life and I didn’t like it one bit!

I don’t want a lukewarm relationship with Christ… I want what David (noted in Acts 13:22 as a man after God’s own heart) had:

“Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you. For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”Psalm‬ ‭139:7-14 ‬‬

David certainly didn’t have a lukewarm relationship with God… It was burning hot and full of zeal and passion!

What are we fighting?

We truly are not fighting against flesh and blood but rulers, authorities and powers of this dark world and spiritual forces of evil. (Ephesians 6:12) So as suggested in the movie, I created my War Room with the help of family who designed it with love.

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You may not necessarily have the space for an inner room as we are called to have in the bible (Matthew 6:6) but our God provides … We only have to ask. His word tells us that we need to seek him first in all things and he will add to our lives. He also promised in John 14:14 that “You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.”

I have created my prayer room and also developed my prayer strategy. And God has been answering prayers!

What can you do?

We need more prayer warriors.

There is a need for more Christians who desire to have a hot and burning relationship with Christ.

Most importantly, what is it that you want? Do you want a lukewarm or burning hot relationship and prayer life with God?

Food for thought: Create your prayer room today.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, forgive our lukewarm and care-free relationship that we think we can have with you. May fire alight within us to serve and grow closer in our relationship with you. In Jesus name. Amen

May God’s mercy, peace and love be with you.

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God provides all we need

I was having a conversation with a Christian friend yesterday who was frustrated about life. At the time, the specific frustration was about the long list of mechanics that were not being entirely honest about their dealings and her vehicle. She then went on to voice her anger in other areas of her life and whilst she was speaking, the message in my heart was loud: God provides all we need “but seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matthew 6:33).

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So I asked her, “Did you pray before you looked for a mechanic? Did you pray before you made your choices in all of these different issues you have discussed today?”

She stopped, took a deep breath and looked at me. And then bowing her head she said, “Aaaarrrggghhhh, No I didn’t! I didn’t!” She went on to say that as a Christian she has found herself asking God for many things. Everything lately has just been about asking for things.

I assured her that nothing was wrong with that, after all his word reminds us that we should “Trust in the Lord with all of our heart and with all of our mind” (Proverbs 3:5) and that “The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing” (Psalm 34:10)

But I then cautioned her and said that God will always provide for our needs and not our wants. Again, God provides all we need.

Today as I reflected on that conversation it then made me think ….

Do you seek the Kingdom or do you seek the Kingdom benefits?

Many of our frustrations and anger in life as Christians is spawned from us trying to control our own lives and not seeking God’s counsel before we act. Many feel that serving God comes with great benefits and it’s only the benefits they are interested in. After all we serve the Creator and Great Provider.

My friends be wary of this line of thought; that we only seek God when we want something.

God provides all we need. Yes, sometimes he does provide our wants but it is according to HIS will.

In all things that we do, think, say or act, we must seek HIM first and HIS will in our life – not ours.

So think about this and answer truthfully, do you seek the Kingdom or do you seek the Kingdom benefits?

Reflection: God knows our heart and our deepest desires. He can never be fooled! He is a forgiving God and will forgive you your sins. Seek him.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, you know our hearts and our desires. Forgive us Lord when our thoughts are filled with ‘us’ and not on you and your will. Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. In Jesus name. Amen

 

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