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Day 84: Lukewarm

Amos 7:1-9:15

Revelation 3:7-22

Psalm 131:1-3

Proverbs 29:23

Today I was looking at the hard copy of the "One Year Bible" (the reading plan I'm using) and I was able to see how long each reading is every day in a more tangible sense. On my kindle I sometimes feel like I just keep flipping pages and I wonder "how long is this today??" But each reading day is really short when I see it on paper. Not to mention, even though I may feel like I don't want to read, by the end of the reading I actually always think "wow that was fast."

But today my friend witnessed me flipping through the hard copy trying to find "December 12" so I could see today's reading. And she laughed when I said "Ugh! When is Amos going to be over??" She wished she had got it on video tape. It was a very honest moment from the author of the Bible Diary.

Today is the last day in Amos though and I enjoyed the ending of it! I highlighted the last bit Amos 9:11-15.

But before I got to that I was again amazed at the obedience of the prophets. The things they are saying are rough. I might feel insecure and actually terrified about some of the things God leads me to write on this blog, but never have I needed to write down the things these prophets are saying.

It makes me wonder how truly honest I am willing to be. In Revelation I read about how the church was lukewarm: neither hot nor cold. And God wanted to spit them out. And I know this may be taking the verse out of context...but am I lukewarm in my ministry?

I don't know.

May I grow to serve God with more and more abandon. May I be so altogether convinced of God's love that I have to talk about it.

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