In a scene from the movie The War Room Miss Clara (Karen Abercrombie) asks Elizabeth (Priscilla Shirer) to describe her faith. Elizabeth says she’s like “most people” with faith that is neither red hot nor ice cold, but lukewarm. At this point, Miss Clara hands Elizabeth a cup of lukewarm coffee which Elizabeth almost spits out.
The point is well made.
It also hits home.
Had I been asked what my prayer life was like years ago, I’d have said something similar to Elizabeth. I’d have felt “better than most” yet proud not to be a “Bible thumper.” Today, I’m not qualified to be called a Bible thump and know “better than most” is a relative term and not a worthy goal. If you’re better than most, you might be wallowing in your own mediocrity without even knowing it and should seek relationships that bring you to the next level.
You might be living lukewarm.
I sure was!Continue Reading