“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Revelation 3:15-16,19

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TODAY’S WORD…

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“I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot.

I wish you were either one or the other!

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So, because you are lukewarm – neither hot nor cold –

I am about to spit you out of my mouth.

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But those whom I love I rebuke and discipline.

So be earnest and repent.”

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– Revelation 3:15-16,19 (NIV)

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REFLECTION…

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What am I?

Am I cold, hot, or lukewarm in my faith?

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Do I love God with ALL my heart,

or do I only give Him what I assume to be a fair share?

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Do I love God with ALL my soul,

or do I sometimes let it wander off to satisfy my desires?

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Do I love God with ALL my strength,

or do I tend to love Him mostly when I’m tired, feeling weak and in need?

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Those who choose the middle road of faith,

do so because they think that they can compromise with God

while accommodating their own selfish comforts.

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Those who loudly label those Christians who strive hard to do God’s will as “religious extremists”

while proudly declaring their own “open-mindedness”

often do so, to justify their spiritual easygoingness.

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Christ strongly condemns lukewarmness,

and the question therefore beckons – am I lukewarm in my faith?

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QUOTE…

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"Christians cannot afford to be lukewarm in their faith

[which instead] must burn within us like a flame of love;

a flame that lights our entire being,

to become the great passion of our existence,

igniting those around us."

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– Pope Benedict XVI

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SHORT PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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Lord, I want to be fully committed to You; to stand firm for You;

to be passionate about You; to love You with all my heart, my soul and my strength!

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