Don’t Get Spat

I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm — neither hot nor cold — I am about to spit you out of my mouth. (Revelation 3:15-16)

The speaker of those words? Jesus. The audience? A church.

The Bible says: “Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves.” (2 Corinthians 13:5)

Take your spiritual temperature. Ask yourself these simple questions:

Sunday Prayer

O GOD,

Enlarge my heart
that it may be big enough
to receive the greatness of your love.

Stretch my heart
that it may take into it
all those who with me around the world
believe in Jesus Christ.

Stretch it that it may take into it all those
who do not know him,
but who are my responsibility
because I know him.

Stretch it that it may take into it
all those who are not lovely in my eyes,
and whose hands I do not want to touch,
through Jesus Christ, my Savior.

AMEN

–Kapinga Esete

Proverb of the Week

Here’s this week’s Proverb. Learn it. Love it. Live it.

Above all else, guard your heart,
for it is the wellspring of life.
(Proverbs 4:23)

Love Power

In honor of Valentine’s Day, it’s LOVE WEEK here on Get Up With God.

Today’s topic? Love Power.

To me, the freakiest part about being a Christian is that God — the creator of the universe — comes to live in you. The Bible says: “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?” (1 Corinthians 6:19)

That means that God’s power is available to us mere earthlings 24/7. The Bible catalogs all the amazing things we can expect if we let God act in our lives. #1 on that list? LOVE.

Put another way, God wants to give us a heart transplant. He says: “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” (Ezekiel 36:26)

Let’s let God crack our stony hearts and unleash the power of the Holy Spirit to love those around us today.

TAP INTO THE POWER