“While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and
summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.”
~Genesis 8:22 King James Version
My sister likes cool weather but I like warm weather. We may like different temperatures outside but all of us need the same temperature in our hearts; the warmth of the unconditional love of Jesus. Everybody needs to be loved and the person who says that he or she doesn’t need to be loved or doesn’t need anyone is deceiving himself or herself. Even Jesus when He was here on earth needed friends. He even asked His friends to pray for Him before He died on the cross for us. Sad to say, they fell asleep instead of praying and even today some people are sleeping instead of serving Jesus.
While we can do nothing to control the temperature outside, we can do something to help control the temperature in our hearts and in other people’s hearts. If we say cruel and judgmental words to people, we are making their hearts cold. If we say kind and encouraging words to them, we are warming their hearts. However, only Jesus can put the assurance and warmth of His amazing unconditional love in our hearts. Only Jesus can take our hardened hearts and make them soft and on fire for Him.
What is the temperature of your heart today? Have you allowed Jesus to warm your cold and indifferent heart? Are you on fire for Him? Do you have an eagerness to tell others of the love of Jesus? If people were to ask your family if you have a warm or cold heart, what would they say? Let’s get on fire for Jesus. Let’s stop making excuses for why we not serving Him and in the words of a very dear pastor friend of mine in a sermon about prayer “Just do it”.
March 12, 2007
The purpose of this series is to encourage people to live as loving, compassionate, and peacemaking children of God: Jesus tells us to pray, "Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven." (Matthew 6:10) God tells us through Micah (6:8), "He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God." And we know from Revelation 21:4 that there will be no more mourning, or crying, or pain, or death. Thus, Christian living requires us to set the standards of these conditions here on earth for our fellow human beings, and for the other animals, as a witness to the rest of the world. To do otherwise is not Christian.