Have you ever found yourself going through the motions, feeling disconnected or lukewarm in your faith? It’s a common struggle, and it brings to mind the message to the church in Laodicea from the Book of Revelation. Jesus had some strong words for them, words that are as relevant today as they were then.

In Revelation 3:14-22, Jesus describes the Laodicean church as "lukewarm"—neither hot nor cold, but tepid, like the unpalatable water they had in their city. This lukewarmness was symbolic of their spiritual state. Despite their wealth and self-sufficiency, Jesus saw them as "wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked." Their material prosperity had led to a spiritual complacency that made Jesus say, “I will spit you out of my mouth.”

Think about that imagery for a moment. Just as you might spit out a mouthful of lukewarm, stale water, Jesus finds a lukewarm faith equally distasteful. It’s a stark reminder that He desires a passionate, vibrant relationship with us—not one of convenience or complacency. Jesus’ call to the Laodiceans was to recognize their need for Him, to “buy gold from me—gold that has been purified by fire” (Revelation 3:18 NLT). This gold represents true spiritual wealth that only He can provide.

How often do we fall into the same trap? We live in a prosperous society, where our material needs are often easily met. This comfort can lull us into a false sense of security and self-sufficiency, dulling our spiritual hunger and need for God. Jesus calls us to wake up, to see beyond our material comfort, and recognize our spiritual poverty without Him.

So, how can we move from lukewarm to on fire for God? It starts with an honest self-assessment. Jesus' message to Laodicea is a personal one: "I correct and discipline everyone I love. So be diligent and turn from your indifference" (Revelation 3:19 NLT). Embrace His correction as a sign of His love and seek to rekindle your passion for Him.

Take a moment to reflect on your own spiritual temperature. Are there areas in your life where you’ve become complacent or indifferent? Ask God to reveal these to you and to help you reignite your faith. What steps can you take this week to deepen your relationship with Jesus and live out a more vibrant, passionate faith?

Remember, Jesus is always at the door, knocking and waiting for us to invite Him into every aspect of our lives. Let’s not just hear the knock—let’s open the door and let Him transform us from the inside out.