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A Ban on Mediocrity

April 29, 2010 by  
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Whoever said there are no absolutes was sorely mistaken. Black or white! Right or wrong! Hot or cold! God or Baal!

“…How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him…” (1 Kings 18:21)

God is merciful. God is love. God is full of compassion and grace. BUT, God is holy. And, He is a jealous God. 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 consecrated to Him. He is preparing His Bride for His soon appearing by strengthening the relationship, causing the yearning for Him to increase day by day as we anticipate His coming!

Before you become too concerned that someone else may appear to be double-minded, check your own heart. Are you single-minded 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.

Put a ban on mediocrity in your life and serve God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength. The price may be steep, but you will reap the most glorious benefits imaginable!

Father, help me to make a choices throughout each and every day to serve You with ALL my heart, mind, 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 His Bride, 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!

Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.” (1 Corinthians 10:21)

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