The Profile of the Lukewarm

5 Jul

Still reading “Crazy Love” by Francis Chan.  The chapter I am currently taking a long time to get through (because I can only handle a few pages at a time) is the one called “The Profile of the Lukewarm.”  As Christians, many of us automatically assume that we are not the ones that God will “spit out of his mouth” for being neither ‘hot nor cold.’

But then I read pages that list the characteristics of the ‘lukewarm.’

Like this one:

“LUKEWARM PEOPLE think about life on earth much more often than eternity in heaven.  Daily life is mostly focused on today’s t0-do list, this week’s schedule, and next month’s vacation.  Rarely, if ever, do they intently consider the life to come.  Regarding this, C.S. Lewis wrote “…It is since Christians have laregely ceased to think of the other world [heaven] that they have become so ineffective in this world.”

“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” – Col 3:2

How many times have I posted about my “to-do” list?  I am learning more and more this summer that my to-do list should be my secondary thought, while “what is God wanting from me today” ought to be my primary.

Still not done with the chapter.  I am sure there is still more booty-kicking to come.

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One Response to “The Profile of the Lukewarm”

  1. Nicole B. July 6, 2010 at 6:13 p07 #

    Ah, that chapter is just a sign of things to come in terms of “booty kicking.” It’s frightening how many of those lukewarm descriptions can apply to any one of us. Keep reading…it gets better!

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