If you’ve never read the book of Luke, then you’re missing out on some great stuff. The book of Luke is all about Jesus and the things he did while he was walking on the earth as a human being. Not only does it have some great stories, but it also has some important lessons for us to learn about how we can live our lives like Jesus did. It’s one of my favorite books in the Bible! I hope after reading this post you will be encouraged to start looking into what else God has for us by reading through this amazing book too.
Let’s jump right into it!
How To Not Be A Lukewarm Christian
Seek God First
It is a common mistake that many people make that they seek God second, third or even last. They are more concerned with money, their job, their family, friends and hobbies than they are about seeking God. For example:
- Some people work so hard at their careers that they do not have time for God or His Word;
- Some spend so much time on watching TV and playing video games that there is no time left over for God;
- Others spend all day working out at the gym instead of reading the Bible–even though it’s free!
Make Him the center of your life
If you want to be a warm Christian, the first thing you have to do is make Him the center of your life.
In other words, God should be at the center of everything in your life.
If He’s not, then it’ll be easy for Him to get pushed aside when other things (like work or school) become more important than Him.
Worship is not a one-time thing, but a lifestyle.
Worship is not a performance, but a relationship.
Worship is not about what you do, but about who you are.
Worship is not about what you say, but about what you are
Spend time with Him
Jesus said, “I am the vine; you are the branches.” (John 15:5)
It’s important to spend time with God because it makes you a branch of Christ’s vine. If you’re not spending time with God, then your life will be like an apple tree in wintertime—slowly dying and fruitless. You need Him to live! But if you do spend time with Him and learn from Him, then your life will be like an apple tree in springtime—full of blossoms and new growth.
But how do we know if we’re spending enough time with God? Jesus tells us how: “This is the work of God: everyone who believes in him should not sin” (1 John 3:6). In other words, if someone sins while they’re claiming to follow Christ then they are not really following Him at all! And when people tell me they don’t have any problems committing sin then I know without a doubt that something isn’t right with them spiritually…
Obey His Word
In the end, the only way to not be lukewarm is to obey God’s Word. This means not only doing what He says and avoiding what He asks us not to do, but also reading His Word on a regular basis and knowing what it says. The Bible has so much to tell us: how we should live our lives, who Jesus is and why it matters that He died for us, how we can have a relationship with Him through faith in Jesus Christ alone. In short, we need to obey God’s Word because obedience leads us into a deeper relationship with Him (cf. Deuteronomy 30:14).
It may seem like a lot of work—and it is! But if you want more out of your Christianity than just following along passively without really understanding what’s going on around you or why things happen like they do…then I encourage you to start obeying His commands today!
Keep humble and not boastful
Be humble, but not boastful.
There’s a lot of pride in the world. Pride is a sin that causes you to think more highly of yourself than you should. There are many ways this manifests: boasting about your accomplishments, criticizing others for their failures, refusing to admit when you’ve made a mistake or wrong choice and trying to cover it up with excuses or misrepresentations of events. If you’re guilty of these things then you need to repent and ask God for forgiveness!
If we are going to be obedient followers of Christ then we must learn to be humble like Him (1 Peter 5:5). We should not look down on others because they lack what we have; instead we should love them as Christ loves us (John 13:34-35). For example if someone else has something better than what I do then instead of envying them or wanting their stuff for myself I should rejoice in their blessing because they are blessed by God too!
Read the word of God and know what it says
Reading the word of God is one of the most important things a Christian can do. Reading the bible will help you learn about God, know Him better and be able to apply what it says to your life.
If you want to read the bible, there are many ways in which you can do so: You can read it online or download an app onto your phone; ask for it for Christmas or buy one yourself (you may even qualify for Amazon Prime’s free shipping); take a class at church; join a small group; or simply read passages here and there when they come up in conversation with others.
There are many different translations available too—the New International Version, King James Version and English Standard Version all offer different takes on scripture that reflect each person who wrote them’s personal biases; some editions contain footnotes explaining where these biases came into play while some don’t explain anything at all! For example: “I am coming soon” (Revelation 22:20) means something very different if you read John 16:5 before Revelation 22:20 than if you don’t!
Talk to him as you would a friend
One of the easiest ways to talk to God is just like you would talk to a friend.
Ask him questions and tell him what’s on your mind. The Bible tells us that God wants us to be honest with him, so if there’s something bothering you or something that happened during the day that made you happy, go ahead and share it with God. You don’t have to be perfect or eloquent; just open up and tell him what’s on your mind!
You have to be serious about your relationship with God!
In order to be a good Christian, you have to be serious about your relationship with God.
A lot of Christians are lukewarm in their lives. The only thing they do is go to church on Sunday and maybe Wednesday night if there’s a service in the evening. They don’t read their Bibles regularly or pray every day, or even once a week. They’re not serious about their faith because they don’t take it seriously enough!
As you can see, being a Christian requires lots of work and effort. Therefore, before you say yes to Christ in your life, it is important that you are serious about your relationship with God. It is something that needs to be done daily, not just on Sundays or when you feel like it; otherwise, it will not be effective! And when we don’t do these things consistently, then we will find ourselves backsliding into our old ways and habits instead of growing into new ones.