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Monday, October 5, 2009

Straddling the Fence

It is dangerous to be “somewhere in the middle” when it comes to faith in God. Either you believe or you don’t. It is dangerous to take some parts of the Bible and hold it up as truth and then look at another part and say that it is a lie. It is dangerous to juggle with your eternal life, taking for granted each passing day. Praise God that He ever loves and is patient. He waits and gives opportunity for us to accept Him. He stands at the door, knocking. How long does He have to knock?

Many of us have visited another one’s home and stood at the door either knocking or ringing a bell. Some of us have even experienced the waiting, the time we spend wondering if that person is at home or what they are doing that they can’t get to the door fast enough. We pat our feet, cross our arms, and at times may even look at our watches—waiting. Imagine what our Lord goes through.

He stands at the door and knock while we tell Him, “Just a minute.” He stands at the door and knock and we say, “I’m busy right now.” He stands at the door and knock, “And we say come back tomorrow.” He stands at the door and knock …and we just don’t answer, not saying anything. We wait behind the door, peeking out of the curtains, waiting for Him to go away.

We must consider that if we reject Jesus, someone else will knock on that door, or perhaps he’s already inside. He plays games with us, he tells us stories, he makes us “feel good” for a time, he strokes our egos, and he convinces us that we have everything that we need. This guest inside romances us, gives us everything we think we want, and fills our heads with empty promises that he can never deliver on. We trust him, and we embrace him, sleeping with the enemy.

But then Sunday morning comes and we look for Him. We cry out to God and pride ourselves on making that weekly date day. We apologize for cheating, but our sincerity is far from us. We don’t mean what we say because as His Word is shared, we are thinking about him, the one we were with last night. We are remembering the good times with him, and what we have planned for later that day. We can’t wait to get to him; he even dropped us off at service. We are caught up somewhere in the middle…straddling the fence.

Somewhere along the line, some forget that God knows all and sees all. Some insult Jesus' love for us by justifying their unfaithfulness. And all He wanted was for us to seek Him with our whole heart, but many want him too. Many don’t want to decide, considering the world…so a decision was made for them.

I know your [record of] works and what you are doing; you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of My mouth!” Revelation 3:15-16, AMP

Additional Reference: Revelation 3:15-22

1 comment:

Sonya said...


This is Sonya from Writer's Cocoon Group! This post was good and powerful! Truth is Good. Keep writing....

Be TruU always,