Yes, I know I haven't updated you on my journey of the Proverbs 31 woman. BUT...God has had me reading, Crazy Love by France Chan. Let me tell you, it is a life changing book. Really!
Anyways, I wanted to share with you a short part that really struck me today.
Frances is talking about being a Lukewarm Christian. You know, the one that none of us want to admit to being. So I don't swear, I give my time to the needy, I read my Bible (and study it), etc... so why would I be a lukewarm Christian? Yeah, I am..Darn! Well he gives a lot of examples of a lukewarm Christian and this particular one really struck me.
"Lukewarm people don't really want to be saved from their sin; they want only to be saved from the penalty of their sin. They don't genuinely hate sin and aren't truely sorry for it; they're merely sorry because God is going to punish them. Lukewarm people don't really believe that this new life Jesus offers is better than the old sinful one. "
hmmmmm. I have to be honest with you, this is true. Really! Who wants to live a life in hell? Not me! But do I ask for forgiveness for my sins because I want to live like Jesus or because I am just afraid of hell?
So my challenge this week is to genuinely love God and ask for His forgiveness because my life in Him is the MOSt important thing....