Campfire Devotion
By Gary Anderson | 5/26/2020

Last night we decided to do a little campfire in our backyard. We got a flame going initially but as soon as the kindling burned off, the fire began to fade. Must have been some wet wood. As I turned to Scripture to cap off the night, I turned to Revelation chapter 3:14-22 where God challenges the church in Laodicea as being lukewarm—neither hot nor cold. You wonder what it was that caused their flame to fade. The passage gives us some indication that they were rich and comfortable, and in need of nothing. Their dependence on God had gone out the window. His prescription for them was to exchange their riches and distractions for a true wealth, one that brings a spiritual vision so they could see their own waywardness. 

After the prescription comes the call to return to fellowship with God. This is God’s mercy in action calling people back to Himself. 

Revelation 3:20 (NASB95)

20 ‘Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.

Being apart so long due to the pandemic has really caused a feeling of disconnection. If you have wandered away from God, this verse is just as much speaking to you now as it did to it’s original recipients. He is standing there for you. You can open the door and return to fellowship with Him.

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