November 07, 2021

Sunday Devotional With Mr.E: JUST NICE?

 We have all encountered works of art where we could say nothing more than "That's nice." There was nothing remarkable about the work.  There was nothing horrible about the work.  It was just simply "nice".  I would venture to guess that a majority of artists do not desire to create "nice" art work (or cute).  Love it or hate it...the artist desires to connect with the viewer's heart, passions, and intellect.  To merely say that their work is nice would be an insult.  Nice art does not get remembered.  It does not create conversation/buzz.  It just is.

I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot.  So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth.  Revelation 3:15-16

Where are you at in your faith?  Are you living a nice Christian life?  Doing nice Christian things?  Going to church & doing "churchie" things each week like a good boy/girl?  We can go through the motions of faith will little to no passion or zeal.  Now there is something to say about a stable, mature, and faithful believer.  However, one can be stable, mature, and faithful and still have a passionate/difference making walk with the Lord.  In Revelation, we see Jesus making a very bold statement about those just going through the motions.  I believe as we grow in Christ, we become grounded in the Word, stable in our day to day walk with Him, and able to trust in God's faithfulness(because we've had the time and opportunity to see Him faithful in the good & bad that life has thrown our way!) .  I also believe that we have more reason to live a life of passion & excitement for the things of God.  Settling into our walk with God does not mean settling for less than He has for us.  We want to be more than just "nice" Christian men/women.  We want to be known as men/women that live life like they know God is alive & real in their life.  It makes a difference that should be seen.  Not for our glory, but His! 

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