May 31 Devotional

Opening Prayer: O Lord, my God, protect me from ever having a tepid form of devotion to you. Guard me from having a lukewarm heart. Keep me from ever putting my spiritual life on cruise-control. By your Spirit create a burning desire for you deep in my soul; one that controls and determines the way I live my life. In the name of Jesus I pray. Amen.

Scripture Reading: Revelation 3:14-22

Journal: How are you like the church at Laodicea? What parts of this letter speak to your heart? What disrupts you? What challenges you? What is your spiritual temperature right now? 

Reflection: The church at Laodicea was tepid. They had allowed their wealth and prosperity to lull them to sleep spiritually. Or, to use the metaphor the book of Revelation itself uses, they had become lukewarm. And lukewarm-ness is a trait that God doesn’t care for at all. Come to think of it, nobody cares for it. Because being lukewarm wreaks of apathy. It has no backbone to it, no commitment, no passion, and no zeal. Which is one of the things God asks the church to become—zealous. The word zealous in the Greek is z