from Jan Ross
Wednesday, December 6, 2000
"...How long halt ye between
two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then
follow him..." (1 Kings 18:21)
Whoever said there are no
absolutes was sorely mistaken. Black or white!
Right or wrong! Hot or cold! God or Baal! How
many times have you wanted to shake someone and tell them they
have to make up their minds . . . either serve God
wholeheartedly or don't bother trying!
God is merciful, God is love, God
is full of compassion and grace . . .
BUT, God is holy; He is a jealous God! He will not
tolerate gray. He will
not tolerate mediocrity! He will not tolerate lukewarmness!
He will not
tolerate half-heartedness in a relationship with Him!
God is drawing us to a level of
relationship with Him like never before.
It is one of singlemindedness . . . sold out, submitted and
Him! He is preparing His Bride for His soon appearing by
relationship . . . causing the yearning for Him to increase day
by day as
we anticipate His coming!
Before you shake someone else for
being double-minded, check your own
heart. Are you singleminded toward God or are you walking
in the lukewarm, middle-of-the road state that breaks the heart
of God? We all need to examine our hearts in response to
the drawing of His Spirit.
Father, forgive me, Lord, for not
always being single-minded toward You.
Forgive me, Father, for trying to live as the world while I try
to live a
Christian life. I realize, Father, that I cannot continue
to live like
this . . . help me to make a choice to serve You with ALL my
soul and strength regardless of the cost to me personally!
Father, as I
anxiously look for the day when You tell Your Son to come get
cleanse me and make me ready to be presented to Him as pure and
spotless! Lord, may my consecrated and set-apart life be a
praise to You bringing You glory! Amen!