Aug 21, 2012

WEDNESDAY IN THE WORD

Food for thought this week.

 This is statements coming from the book "Crazy Love" not a judgmental attitude of any kind. Just food for our thoughts this week.



Lukewarm Christians tend to choose what is popular over what is right when they are in conflict. They desire to fit in both at church and outside the church; they care more about what people think of their actions (like church attendance and giving) than what God thinks of their hearts and lives. 

"Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for that is how their fathers treated the false prophets". Luke 6:26

"I know your deeds, you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead." Rev. 3:1

Lukewarm people rarely share their faith with their neighbors, coworkers, or friends. They do not want to be rejected, nor do they want to make people uncomfortable by talking about private issues like religion. 


"Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven. But whoever disowns me before men, I will disown him before my Father in heaven". Matt. 10-32-33)

Food for thought can choke us can't it? Let us all be in prayer and ask God to help us NOT to BE a lukewarm Christian. I am praying...are you?


Hugs and blessings, Cindy
 


 

10 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed that book, too. I want to always be willing to share HIM with others...which was I started Jeremiah 29:11, at His prompting...to share HIM with others!!! Yes, I pray that I don't mislead or misrepresent...but do all for HIS glory!

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  2. Crazy Love is a great book giving a great message!!

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  3. Just this morning I was trying to decide what book I should read. Crazy Love came to my mind. Thanks for this post. That will be my next read!

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  4. Great words today, Cindy. No, no, I don't want to be a lukewarm Christian either. The older I get the more I realize how my live can be a witness to other and I do want Jesus to shine through me!
    Blessings,
    Shelia ;)

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  5. I haven't read that book, but I totally agree with the sentiments. That was the whole thrust of Christ's teaching, from the sermon on the mount right on through. It's about something deeper and more abiding that going through the motions.

    I pray that I am that deeper and more abiding Christian, and when I fail (and I'm prone to with this sin nature of mine) I thank Him for redirecting my paths.

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  6. Great food for thought from a compelling book. Blessings!

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  7. Great food for thought Miss Cindy.
    Selena Guest

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  8. Cindy - this is a wonderful reminder to let our faith lead the cart! This has been a greater challenge to me since I removed myself from more mainstream public school enrichment venues and am focusing in on my passion for the Christian homeschooling family - no more beating around the bush with academics and God - leaving the paycheck to Him!
    Joy!
    Kathy

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  9. Think this is a book I might want to check out

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  10. I will have to add that book to my must read list. Some great thoughts, Cindy. I do not want to be a lukewarm Christian either and thank you for the reminder to pray about that. I want to be a bright shining light for Jesus.

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Hugs and blessings, Cindy