I was sick last night, which wasn’t nice, but it meant I couldn’t go to church this morning which I was sad about because I haven’t been in ages because we’ve had our fair share of sickness this month. But when Jason was at church with the boys and the girls were occupied I listened to this sermon by Francis Chan, “Lukewarm and Loving it!” which was recommended by my friend Sarah..
Wow, talk about a shake-up! It was very convicting… one of the verses he uses is from the book of Revelation, where God says to the church of Laodicea, “I know your works, you are neither cold nor hot! So because you are lukewarm and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked.” Rev 3:15-17
Francis compares that church to today’s North American church. Don’t think of yourself as rich? Well think again, because compared to most of the world that subsists on $2 a day, we are very rich! But we are so attached to our wealth, we don’t see how it’s replaced God in our lives. We don’t rely on Him for our daily bread, for our health, we’ve got it all covered. Sure we want a piece of God to feel better, but would we be willing to give up everything we have for the sake of following Christ and the eternal joy that would be ours with Him?
It’s an amazing message that will shake you up, I highly recommend it.