This verse really struck me one night and reenergized my ever so lukewarm faith. Lukewarm faith as you know, does not fly with the Lord and he says in Revelation 3 :16 that He will spit you out of his mouth if you are lukewarm.
So how did I get out of the lukewarm mess? Well, late on a Friday night, I took the time to settle myself down and spend some time with God. Right there during that short period of time, I felt as if I was pouring refreshing water down my body in a Saharan Desert. The Lord truly reenergized me when I turned the page to Proverbs 23:19-28, which says,
"Listen, my son, and be wise, and keep your heart on the right path. Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat, for drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags. Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old. Buy the truth and do not sell it; get wisdom, discipline and understanding. The father of a righteous man has great joy; he who has a wise son delights in him May your father and mother be glad; may she who gave you birth rejoice! My son, give me your heart and let your eyes keep to my ways, for a prostitute is a deep pit and a wayward wife is a narrow well. Like a bandit she lies in wait, and multiplies the unfaithful among men."
The Lord's commands were clear;
1) Keep your heart pure
2) Keep away from drunkeness
3) Listen to your father and mother
4) Hold onto truth
5) Gain wisdom, knowledge and understanding
6) Give the Lord your heart
7) Stay away from lust
When spending time with the Lord, doesn't that list become accomplished? With the Lord, I felt a sense of satisfaction. Instead of drinking and giving my heart away to girls, I was spending time with the Creator who loves me wholeheartedly. I cant think of any better picture of love than that.