Lukewarm Coffee

I detest lukewarm coffee. I like it hot. That’s how it’s supposed to be when I drink it. Thank God for microwaves. It’s not unusual for me to reheat my one cup of coffee several times before I finish. I want it hot to the last drop.

God also detests lukewarmness. He prefers that we are either hot or cold. If we’re lukewarm or indifferent, showing little zeal, He will spit us out of His mouth. (Revelation 3:16) I want to stay “hot” for God until my last breath. It’ easy to run out of steam. That’s why so many marriages are mediocre because it takes intentionality, focus, and hard work to keep the flames burning.

I’ve often thought that if I were married I’d want to be able to say that each year my love for my spouse intensified, not diminished. That’s my cousin Rhonda’s testimony. She’s been married for more than 30 years and by her actions and words, it’s obvious that her love for her husband, James, is stronger than it’s ever been. They act like newlyweds. They are great models.

My goal? That my love for God would thrive until I see His face. I’ve joyfully served Him practically all of my life. No regrets. It’s the most loving, gratifying relationship I could ever imagine. May He never call me “lukewarm.”

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One Response to “Lukewarm Coffee”

  1. JoLynne Says:

    I love to hear about marriages like that. I want to say as women we need to stop putting our kids before our husbands in our marriages..

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