We all want to live a life of purpose and meaning. But too often we find ourselves wondering if carpools, washing dishes, and grocery shopping really adds up to a life of nothing.
My friend Cindy Bultema has written a new Bible study that is a road map for all of us to live a life of passion for the One who saved us. It’s called Red Hot Faith: Lessons from a Lukewarm Church. In this study based on the message to the Laodicean church in Revelation 3, Cindy expertly uses this passage to encourage us to step out of our lukewarm lives. Full of her personal story which includes many honest confessions and difficult times, she shows how God used all of those things to bring her into a life of red hot faith.
I love the section entitled “Lukewarm Checklist” where Cindy throws out statements to help readers evaluate where they are spiritually. Well, maybe love isn’t the right word because I found myself checking too many of these statements like “It’s easy for me to get caught up in my everyday routine rather than to focus on eternal matters” and “I don’t know most of my neighbors’ first names.” But it helped me to see where I could live more passionately for Christ.
Don’t worry. The study is filled with grace. Cindy helps us all see ourselves as beloved daughters of God, rather than any false labels that we might pin on ourselves. She tells us:
As we come to Christ by faith and because of His forgiveness, we can let go of the shame, false labels, hurts, secrets, lies, sinful choices, and fears, and then receive His perfect remedy for our condition–right living with God. Thank you, Jesus!
This study has a video component that was partly shot in Turkey at the site of the Laodicean church. How cool is that? I can’t wait to do this study with my small group.
I have a copy of the study, leaders’ guide and DVD to give away! To be entered into the giveaway, leave a comment below by midnight August 23. I will announce the winner on August 26.
Question: Why do you feel the need for Red Hot Faith in your life?
Cindy Bultema is a wife, mom, women’s speaker, author, hot lunch volunteer, and overcomer.
She loves her family, sparkly confetti, an extra hot cup of coffee, celebrating, cheering for her boys’ hockey games, and meeting new women and hearing their beautiful hearts. Most importantly, she loves Jesus and the Bible, and has devoted her life to telling others about God’s unfailing love.
Connect with Cindy at her website.
Find Red Hot Faith on Amazon.