THE NONCHALANT CHRISTIAN!
This title is a perfect oxymoron as there should never be a nonchalant Christian and yet our churches are filled with them. John the Apostle penned Revelation 3: in the fourth century as a warning to the church of Sardis which reads in the (NLT), “I know all the things you do, that you are neither hot nor cold. I wish that you were one or the other! So many Christians think that their good enough is good enough with God, it’s time the young bucks took over because they’ve fulfilled their debt, and God understands that. He knows their situation and everything is fine between them because things in their lives are going really well. Yet when God allows a disturbance to happen that disrupts their daily routine bringing discomfort, worry, and suffering. They cry out to Him in anguish and anger, expecting a good explanation for His allowance of this to happen. Should that not take place, They immediately turn their blame arrows toward Satan and demand The Lord turn it all to good as He promised in Romans 8:28 they don’t believe they deserve this because of all they’ve done for Him. They simply assume they’ve gained the right to determine their fate through their previous works and simply have the mindset of floating through their remaining days straight into heaven. Spoiler alert in Galatians 6:3 (NLT), If you think you are too important to help someone, you are only fooling yourself. You are not that important.
Life by its very nature is based on God’s law of reaping and sowing. Galatians 6:7-8 (NLT), 7 Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant. 8 Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit. Many understand this in physical life yet have no clue of how it works in the spiritual realm. God’s word often speaks of spiritual fruit as the measuring stick of one’s relationship with Jesus and far too many have no concept of such produce in the market because it is losing its place of teaching in the gospels and becoming even more rare to see in people’s daily lives.
To close with everyone on the same page the word Nonchalant is a word that God gave me this morning because it is not a part of my daily vocabulary. However, I find it to be a very interesting word because that is where so many people live today. Sadly dictionary.com; nonchalant - coolly unconcerned, indifferent, or unexcited; casual. Now keep your eyes open today to see how many people you think fit into this slot and then take it a step further (if you dare) as you ready for bed tonight think about how those people compared to you. Where do you fit in? Is your life filled with the attitude I’ve done enough for Jesus over the years, I’m just chillin’ and waiting for Him to take me home. Truth is; our works will destroy us; it is His Works that fulfill His promises for us and kindles the flame within us. We become weary, confused, and disheartened every time we choose to do things our way. Whatever your reason for becoming nonchalant, you got to know that Satan now has you in his grasp, and victory is turning to apathete, as you slowly become dormant forsaking Revelation 3:21 (NLT), Those who are victorious will sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat with my Father on his throne.
Father God, I pray people would grasp the seriousness of becoming nonchalant and return to when they were on fire for you and start their recovery there, which is what is written in Revelation 3:3 (NLT), Go back to what you heard and believed at first; hold to it firmly. Repent and turn to me again. If you don’t wake up, I will come to you suddenly, as unexpected as a thief. May none of us be found with an apathetic heart upon your return to take us home as you fulfill your promises. With love, Amen
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