Do not be Lukewarm!

26/05/2022 00:00 - 23:00

“So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth” – Rev 3:16 (NIV). 

The story goes that once the Apostle Paul happened to give a lengthy sermon. Then, “Seated in a window was a young man named Eutychus, who was sinking into a deep sleep as Paul talked on and on. When he was sound asleep, he fell to the ground from the third story and was picked up dead” (Acts 20:9).

What led to the young man’s slumber might be a result of certain unknown factors. Possibly he had had a long day and sleep caught up on him. But there could also be another possibility. He might not have been very excited altogether with whatever Paul had to say. Perhaps he was only eager to get back home. Unable to sustain concentration he fell to his death.

Our leading verse reminds us that we shouldn’t live lukewarm lives. A lukewarm life is one which has one leg here and there, which might have been the case for this lad. There is a Ugandan term called- okulembeka. It speaks of someone who is pitting for water or morsels of food here and there. Usually this person never gets his bucket full, as he is never in one place. Once he hears of a better source he vanishes to the next point, where he might be lucky to scoop up the remnants.

The Christian life can only be enjoyed to its fullest when one fully and completely embraces it. Those who “kulembeka” only miss out on God’s full basket for them to enjoy while here. Besides, because of being lukewarm, they risk being spit out as of no much use. May the Lord help us live lives that make no apologies for our faith, for we are completely in Him.

Prayer for today: Lord Father Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, today I pray that you help me live a life where I am absolutely happy to be identified with you, to partake of your full blessings, this I pray in Jesus’s name.