(By Becky Dvorak) Has your flame for God gone out? Are you a Christian in name only? Do you say one thing about your walk with God, but do another? Will your example lead others to a living relationship with Jesus? What will it take for you to get right with God again? These are some tough questions, but we must examine our own hearts and repent from a lukewarm attitude towards our Savior. Let’s ask ourselves the first question, “Has my flame for God gone out?” If so, why has it gone out? Usually it is because of sin issues, and sin issues come in all shapes and sizes. But no matter the shape and size of the sin, without repentance it just produces more sin, and sin separates us from God.
“But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden His face from you so that He will not hear” (Isa. 59:2). Are you a Christian in name only? Unfortunately, many people are. I remember years ago, we were hosting a particular team from a church in the States. And I had asked the team members to share how they came to Christ. We were listening to these wonderful God-encounters that led to the salvation of these people until we came to one of the co-leaders of the team. And this person shared in front of everyone that her salvation was a private matter. We all knew immediately what that meant. This person who was asked to be an assistant team leader was not a true believer, but in name only. READ MORE