“And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God’s creation. ‘I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked.’” Revelation [3:14]-17
During the first year of a human’s life, the child is reliant on others to survive. Around 18 months though, something extraordinary happens. The child exclaims, “I do it!” in a tiny, yet bold voice. The parents are unable to hold back a smile and their hearts are warm. As the child grows older though, the expectation shifts. A godly parent prays that they develop a strong sense of faith in Christ.
In Revelation 3, the Lord desires for us to stay reliant on Him. While it is heartwarming for a child to have an “I do it” posture, it is not a posture that shows our faith and trust in the Lord. As we mature, it is important to have a “We (God and I) do it” posture.
Father in Heaven, thank You for the reminder that I’m never called to push You away and try to do things on my own. May our church be one that is ever mindful to rely on You, for all we have and all we are. Lord, let this be the example that I live. Amen.
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