"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 cold nor hot- I am going to spit you out of my mouth."
Um hello, it's life examination time. Am I lukewarm? I would like to think I am not, but there are places where I can definitely say that I am. That is scary.
I am currently reading Crazy Love by Francis Chan. In the book, he gives a great example of lukewarm. He talks about wanting to join the Marines, the commercials are just so catchy.."the few, the proud, the Marines." (That's good PR folk making that happen!) But in every commercial the Marines are running..and running..and running. I hate running. Francis Chan hates running too. Would we ask the Marine's if they would lighten the running and give us an alternative work out plan so we can be more comfortable? Of course not! They would spit us out too! In the same manner, God says "Take up your cross and follow me." We would be foolish to ask for an easier path, more comfortable shoes, or a lighter cross. I can imagine the conversation between Jesus and I...
"Hey Jesus, can we slow down a bit? I'm about to pass out from all this hiking."
"Haha you fool, your years on Earth are numbered. You better start sprinting."
"Oh gosh, I think the Marines would have been easier."