And thou shall love the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul and with thy entire mind and with all thy strength. – Mark 12:30
A while back, some friends and I went out to eat at a nearby restaurant. Now, I’m not much of an adventurous eater, but that day I decided to attempt something new and ordered a broth called, “Vichyssoise.” I now know that Vichyssoise is a thick broth made of mashed leeks, onions, potatoes, cream, and chicken stock. Also, it’s traditionally served cold. Maybe I’m just not cultured enough to appreciate this unique delicacy, but in my view, cold soup tastes horrible.
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After one serving I was trying to find a creative way to spit it out without my friends observing. The meal made me reason though, considering what the Bible says about cold and lukewarm Christians.
For you are lukewarm, neither cold nor hot. I will spit thee out of my mouth. – Revelation 3:15-16
It’s funny how a bowl of soup can make you reflect on your life as a Christian. As I mulled over my actions in the past year, I comprehended how far away from God I had really moved. I had let my faith become a daily routine, like brushing my teeth or doing laundry, I had let my desire grow cold. God wants us to change the world, if only in our own minor ways. Keep your heart and mind focused on Christ, don’t let yourself grow cold.
Intersecting Faith and Life: Have you allowed your passion for Christ grown cold? Take some time to ponder.
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