The most recent chapter was about being a lukewarm Christian. Chan describes the lukewarm Christian as one who (and I paraphrase):
- Attends church because they're expected to, not because they necessarily want to.
- Cares more about what people think of their actions than what God thinks of their heart.
- Calls Christians who do extreme things for Christ "radical" when in fact, God expects all of his followers to be "radical."
- Probably drinks less and swears less than average, but otherwise they're not that much different than unbelievers.
Talk about a reality check! The chapter really got me thinking about my own relationship with Christ. I'm the first to admit that it can be classified as lukewarm at times. There's definitely room for improvement. So, to start, Greg and I are reading the bible more and saying more genuine, authentic prayers. We're focusing on what's important and what we can to serve Him. It's not nearly enough, but hopefully it'll continue to build up our faith. Being lukewarm isn't an option.
If you haven't listened to the song "The Motions," check it out today.