Written By: Nikki Threatt

How many times have you reheated your coffee? If you are like me, there are mornings that you do it at least once. Even worse, how many mornings are you in a rush or stressed, and you finally get to your coffee, and it’s lukewarm? Yuck! Lukewarm coffee is gross, and no one wants to drink it. So why is it so easy to let our relationship with God get lukewarm?

I am embarrassed to admit that more than once or twice in my life, I stumbled through life with a lukewarm walk with the Lord. It’s so easy to be busy with all the things. Let me say that again: ALL THE THINGS! Military stuff, moving, kids’ sports, running errands, I could go on and on, and I am sure if you are like me, your list is a mile long too. It’s entirely too easy to push important things to the back burner. God should be at the top of our list. And despite knowing this, I am guilty of letting my relationship with God become lukewarm when it should be boiling hot.

Lucky for us, we serve a very patient God. He is waiting patiently for us to return. He is also jealous, and he wants us to give all of ourselves to him. A few months back, when God gave me a wakeup call, I took the time to think about how I could get the fire burning in my lukewarm relationship with God. For me, the solution is simple: Make time! Sounds either too easy or impossible, right? Do you notice that when your relationship with God is on fire, everything else falls into place? Mine sure does! I am not perfect, and like every other relationship, we need to consistently work on our relationship with God to grow deeper with Him. Even if you are like me, and some days you wake up and rush around like crazy, make time to talk to Him while you’re in the car driving. Instead of scrolling through Facebook or Instagram or Pintrest, open your Bible app and see how God speaks to you.

“I know you inside and out and find little to my liking. You’re not cold, you’re not hot – far better to be either cold or hot! You’re stale. You’re stagnant.” (Revelation 3:15-16 MSG)

God is warning us. Just as we don’t want to drink lukewarm coffee, God doesn’t want our relationship to be lukewarm. I challenge you to keep your relationship with God the same way you like your coffee…. HOT!

Written By: Nikki Threatt