Hot, Lukewarm, Or Cold

Rev. 3:15-16

    My husband used to work at a window factory, as production supervisor. This meant he dealt with all of the suppliers, and their salespeople. Periodically, they would give him promotional items. One day, he brought me home this coffee mug. It looked like an ordinary cup, with the company name and slogan....typical promo gift.
  Little did I know, this simple navy blue coffee mug was really quite unique, and had a promo of it's own.

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  As I filled it with hot coffee, I was surprised to see the mug start changing color. It very quickly became almost white.

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  As my coffee cooled down, the cup started to turn back to dark blue. Brian knew that this cup was made for me, because I have a habit of pouring a cup of coffee, getting busy doing blogging.....and I go to take a sip of my coffee, and find that it's lukewarm! Now, my new cup would tell me, "Don't drink the coffee! It's lukewarm; you'll want to spew it out of your mouth!"

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    As the cup got empty, it let me know it was time to go get a refill. Isn't that the best invention ever??

  That cup got me thinking about what the Bible has to say about Christians. God doesn't enjoy lukewarm Christians anymore than I enjoy lukewarm coffee. He wants us to be hot, and on fire for him!! What happens to my cup is similar to what happens to me when I set my Bible aside and get busy doing other things....I get lukewarm, and I lose that brightness....things begin to look dark. But when I remember to drink what's in my cup, I desire a refill. That's what happens when I read my Bible....I can never get 'full'....but rather, the more I drink from those living waters, the more I desire! The only time 'my cup' should ever get cold is when I am completely used up for the Lord!

   I'm sure my husband never expected me to get so much out of his little gift! And I'm sure the company never thought their promotional gift would encourage Bible reading! Not your typical promo gift after all!

I know thy works, that thou art neither cold or hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold or hot, I will spew thee out of my mouth. Revelation 3:15-16

1 comment:

  1. What a neat cup, Deborah. It's amazing how a simple cup can be used as a reminder of what God does and does not like in his children.