Scripture: John 15:1-8
I love a cup of good coffee in the morning (and later sometimes, too!). While not too particular about brands, I prefer the South American grinds—the powdery expresso style beans yield stout coffee that is brimming with flavor. With a steaming mug on the screened in porch my quiet time seems richer and prayers easier to say. But make it hot, not lukewarm. If I get caught up doing something and have to abandon my cup, it’s never quite the same. Somehow lukewarm coffee isn’t even close in terms of flavor or enjoyment. It makes me want to spit it out. In the Book of Revelation, God speaks to the church at Laodicea and says, “So because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.” (3:16)
God invites us to stay in close connection with him, our source of power, so that we do not grow cold in our faith.
Dear God, Help me be in an ever closer walk with you. Don’t let me get side tracked and forget to spend time with you.
Thought for the day:
As long as I hold God’s hand, my spirit will stay warm.