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  1. April says:

    Speaking truth in love….yes, that’s exactly what you did!! Love the scripture you used to back up your thoughts.! You made so many good points and we all need these reminders!

  2. Hannah says:

    This is a powerful post. Sometimes it is important to speak the hard truth so that we can be transformed. All the points shared are so true, I need to do better in the area of love (I mean not just loving those who love me back but loving the unlovable too).

    This is an encouraging and also a serious post that every child of God should take seriously, I will continue to pray that God mould me to be more like him.

    • Michelle Ling says:

      Hey Hannah! I definitely need to also grow in so many of these areas too! And yes! This is definitely something I really believe should be spoken more about as well! Praying for you! x

  3. Stacey says:

    Michelle – this is amazing! This reminds me of the part in the War Room movie where the older lady and Priscilla are talking in the old ladies dining room and she serves Priscilla lukewarm coffee. I don’t know if you have ever seen it but this is so close to that message! I love this. I love the boldness and the truth. I love the honesty. The signs of a lukewarm Christian that you share are so real and prevalent today, unfortunately. May we all like our faith piping hot!

    • Michelle Ling says:

      Hey Stacey! Yes, I have seen War Room! It was such an awesome movie wasn’t it? It didn’t even cross my mind to think about that scene – but that scene is so relevant! Definitely loved when the older lady infused humour to make her very serious point of needing to live hot for Jesus 🙂

    • Cassie Beryl says:

      This is literally the most eye opening post I have read about Spirirual lukewarmness and I have really been blessed. I used to be a lukewarm christian and I was trapped in religiosity and churchiness, I thought I could be saved by my works and not Jesus. But thank God for delivering me and setting me free!
      Thank you Michelle. I hope to ve on fire for the Lord forever!

    • Jason Evers says:

      I read through this whole blog and so many facts along with solid backing via verses is amazing I’m new to being a Christian and I’ve spent so much time thinking how j can better my walk with God and how I glorify him more on my day to day so this all honestly helps so much this whole post was amazing! Thank you so much for sharing so i can understand more!

  4. Jen says:

    So good
    Thank you for sharing

  5. Kristie says:

    This is an awakening for all christians. We ought to examine our lifes constantly in order to remain steadfast. We shouldn’t be comfortable in a lukewarm state. Thanks for sharing.

    • Michelle Ling says:

      That’s so true Kristie! It’s always so important to keep examining the state of our lives! x 🙂

  6. Cindy says:

    Michelle- This is such a great post about the signs of a lukewarm Christian! The one about speaking truth hit home for me. It is easy to write about it ‘behind the screen’ but harder to talk about it to others in person. Keep doing what you’re doing! Blessings! Cindy

  7. DONNA MILLER says:

    What a convicting post! One of my fears is that I would slip into this area where I begin to display the signs of a lukewarm Christian. I want to be fully on fire for my beautiful Jesus! Don’t be concerned about posting the hard stuff. It is the hard that helps us all to grow … ❤

    • Michelle Ling says:

      Aw yes Donna! That is so good! I pray that both you and I will be on fire for the Lord together! x And thanks for the encouragement!

  8. Teresa says:

    It was so refreshing to read some hard-hitting (on the truth) words in a Christian blog! I would also add that lukewarm Christians are very uncomfortable with friends or family members who are pursuing God wholeheartedly. They want to douse those flames!

  9. Michelle, what a well thought out post on a very difficult subject. I have definitely struggled with some of these issues as I walk out my salvation. Thanks for the reminders.

    • Michelle Ling says:

      Oh that’s awesome Mary! I’m so glad that you’re continuously seeking truth as you walk out of your salvation! Thank you for the encouragement x

  10. Brandi says:

    This post gives great details on what it looks like to be a lukewarm Christian. Our responsibilities span far beyond salvation. Great post!

    • Michelle Ling says:

      Hey Brandi! It is true that we are saved by grace through faith alone, but any good works and fruits produced can be seen as evidence of that faith. So it is SO good to be on fire for Jesus! x

  11. Merry Ohler says:

    Thanks for sharing your heart to live for Christ!

  12. Merry Ohler says:

    Thanks for sharing your heart to live for Christ! It’s such encouragement to know that our transformation rests solidly in His capable hands.

    • Michelle Ling says:

      Thanks for the warmth and encouragement Merry! You’ve got such a positive and happy name! I love it! And it’s so true! Our transformation rests solidly in Him! x

  13. The title of your post, alone, is convicting. Some great points and insights that go right along with many I have. Thank you for your thoughtful thoughts and Biblical truths here.

  14. Heather says:

    I love your honesty. Being a luke warm Christian is an easy trap to fall into and we need to pray about it often. This is why David asks God to search his heart. Honestly, the idea God searching my heart is scary. Wonderful post!

    • Michelle Ling says:

      Thanks Heather! It’s always so good to be constantly convicted by Him! Loved your reference to David asking God to search His heart! x

  15. Summer says:

    Looking forward to reading your e-book on finding your identity in Christ, so that I can share it with my two pre-teens. And this post on being a lukewarm Christian is spot-on!

    • Michelle Ling says:

      That’s so sweet Summer! Thank you for your encouragement and warm words! I really hope your two sweet pre-teens will enjoy it! x

  16. Rachel Mayew says:

    Thanks for all of the scripture you’ve included! It is so important to give ourselves fully to God, rather than try and parcel ourselves out. I did that for a long time and can’t imagine why I thought I could ever keep hidden from God!

    • Michelle Ling says:

      Hahaha that is so true Rachel! I loved the way you put it… “parcel ourselves out”. And it is so comforting to know that we can never be kept hidden from the One who has known us from the beginning of time aye!

  17. Karen says:

    Some of these truths hit close to home. It is easy to let things slide in life thinking that we are still staying connected.

  18. Kayla Clyde says:

    Thank you for so boldly laying out the truth that the Bible declares about the followers of Christ. We are not called to be lukewarm Christians, but burning with passion for our God and King! I love how much you lean on Scripture throughout and that you say things so clearly 🙂 Thank you for writing this!

  19. Christine says:

    Wow! This is so powerful and message all Christians should hear! I was like this at one time, afraid to speak up and out, but the more I came in contact with other’s pain the more my heart pulled me to action! Thank you for sharing the hard truth but with love!

    • Michelle Ling says:

      I most definitely relate! Some moments I have been afraid to speak up but it always convicted me when I thought about how I might be the only physical and real world link someone has to knowing God and His salvation! So I definitely hope to grow in bravery too! x

  20. Jessie says:

    ” I had a blackened heart underneath the glowing exterior.” Oh, I felt this sentence so much. Looks like we walked similar paths, thank you for sharing your experiences <3

  21. Shep says:

    Isn’t it true that the lukewarm Christian still lives a life partly in sin and doesn’t have his thoughts focused on God?

    • Michelle Ling says:

      I believe that regardless of whether you are a lukewarm Christian or not, you will always sin because that’s just how imperfect we are. But the difference between a lukewarm Christian and one that truly lives for the Lord, is that God’s redeeming grace and love is what completely fills and feeds the one who really wants to live for the Lord — so as a result, the fruits that they bear will be ones marked by the Holy Spirit who dwells within them.

  22. Merrilynn Butterfield says:

    God bless you for this impartation of the Spirit. When we are in love with Jesus we show it because we reflect his love back to Him in glory.
    Nicely done! Luke 11:23 He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth

  23. Patrice says:

    This blessed my whole soul. I now understand fully the dangers of being a lukewarm Christian. I know now that I was indeed a lukewarm Christian by allowing fear to stunt me. Now I know and now I’m free! Hallelujah!!!

  24. Stacy O says:

    Thank you for this post, you are truly doing the Lords work. After I read some signs I completely broke down in tears because of my lukewarm ness knowing this is not me and knowing I can do better. I repented and am back on track by Gods grace! Thank you for being bold enough to write this knowing the risks, you really are helping girl…just like me! I pray he may pave your path!!!
    ! Thank you truly from the bottom of my heart.

    Ps, I’m 14 y/o

    • Michelle Ling says:

      Hey Stacy! I also broke down in tears and cried when I was first convicted about the state of my spiritual faith! But it is truly an ongoing journey and He always continues to convict me in wonderful ways. I hope you’ll just continue to grow in your faith and your walk with the Lord — its amazing that you’re only fourteen and desire that intimacy with Him already! x 🙂

  25. Avery says:

    Hey! This is my first time on your blog, and I’m not sure if anyone will read this but I just wanted to seek some guidance from fellow believers.

    I am a lukewarm Christian. I am every single one of the things Michelle said about herself at the beginning. And it breaks my heart to say it and understand it. I don’t want to be lukewarm anymore. I want to burn for God’s love and his glory. I want to be fully committed to the Lord. But, sadly, I’m just afraid to start… to anyone reading this, could you please pray for me? I know the Lord’s strength dwells in me, but I fear the world.
    Thank you to whoever reads this.

    • Michelle Ling says:

      Hey Avery! I will certainly be praying for you! I am sorry your heart feels broken, but at the same time I love that He has spoken to you through this — and that you truly want to be fully committed and on fire for the One who hangs the stars in the sky and calls them by name 🙂 You are so loved, so seen — and you are never alone.

  26. Denzel says:

    Very Well Done!.. Thank You so Much for this Clarity. May YHWH BLESS YOU AND YOURS IN CHRIST YESHUA NAME. AMEN.

  27. Ashley Gonzales says:

    I am guilty of every single one 😕. At times I feel on fire then it fades. I try to read the Bible , its hard to understand. I know in my heart that lukewarm is not the way to go. I feel overwhelmed with all that needs to be done to honor and worship God and get stricken with fear and anxiety. I want my love for God to be stronger than my fear of hell. Sometimes I feel his presence and other times I feel like he’s a million miles away. I want him to cleanse my heart and transform it to help me become a mighty women of God for God . I don’t know where to begin.

    • Chloe says:

      Hi Ashley!
      Don’t worry, it’s never too late to start becoming a real/full Christian. If you don’t know where to begin, I suggest you pray and ask God for the guidance of the Holy Spirit to help you because the Holy Spirit is our Healer. I also suggest Bible study or Bible journaling if you want to learn more about Christ. If you feel that there is a gap between you and God, try avoiding stuff that creates that gap! Hopefully this helps you, God bless <3

  28. Sorowaia says:

    I was always so confused about what a lukewarm Christian is because somehow I felt that I was & even though I had this burning desire for God, I tend to always follow my selfish desires & try to justify my actions with the word. Thank you for sharing this, I was a lukewarm Christian girl I’ll admit that but I no longer will be!! I will continue to humbly pray for God to renew me & allow me to follow & serve Him wholeheartedly. Thank you again for this. GOD REIGNS FOREVER & EVER AMEN!

  29. Raven says:

    I read this article while I was deep into being a lukewarm Christian, and it actually inspired me to finally pick up my bible and read for the first time outside of sunday school. From then on my life has changed for the better. I thank God that He snatched me out of that, and I also thank you for bringing my sin to my attention. God bless you!

  30. Miona says:

    Thank you for reminding me what is a true call of Christians. Bless you sister! I will find strength in Him and pray for those around me because I can tell their hearts are also full of fear! 🙏

  31. Khea Samuda says:

    Thank so much for this blog, I’m always looking for ways to strengthen my faith but something is always holding me back. I want to share things with my sisters but I am always afraid to do so. I will work on these areas and live a life for Christ.

  32. Mike says:

    Thank you for the post. I have been struggling with this recently and recently watched a compelling sermon by Francis Chan who spoke about this very topic. I pray all who read are somehow moved to fall to their knees [like i will be doing] and asking the Lord for guidance and direction. Sometimes we hear/read about being lukewarm but don’t have a clue how to fire up our lives for Jesus. Like myself, we want a recipe to help us do that. Not sure it is that simple. I pray for all reading that God speaks to you [and me :)] and we are all moved to be on fire for Him.

    • Antonete says:

      So I found out that I’m a lukewarm christian just today and I realized how much God’s loves me. I mean, he’s always there when I need him even though he knows that I’m a lukewarm. I feel bad because he’s giving me a sign and keep calling me to share the gospel and the learnings that he shared with me every time I read my Bible but I keep on rejecting it because I’m afraid of everything without realizing that God will not call me if he knows that I cannot do it. And of course nothing is impossible for him. I feel so bad.

      • Michelle Ling says:

        Hey Antonete! Feeling convicted is actually a beautiful thing… but I can definitely understand where you’re coming from! I’ll be praying for you!

  33. Rick says:

    I wish this article was handed out to people entering into every church in America!! Most churches are “Lukewarm at best. People are selfish, self centered and not really looking for Jesus return!! Most professing Christians will be “left behind” when the Rapture happens!! They will have to go through a “purging” in the GREAT Tribulation period!! Sad but true. I for one have to search my heart daily.. I want to Love what He loves ans hate what He hates. amen?

  34. Leonardo Carrillo says:

    I have tried to be better and follow God. To be a true Christian. But I feel like every time I know more and what is being a true Christian, I just realize I’m so far behind of being a true Christian. I just feel so afraid and discouraged. I feel like I can’t be good, and that I just disappoint God. I try to love him but as I know more I just realized I don’t love him as I should. I dont want me and my family to be condemned. I just want to truly love God and live by his will.

  35. Heavenly says:

    This is my first time I have come across your website. I loved this piece of writing you have created for young girls like me! I am only 14 & I believe I am a lukewarm christian & I want to change that! I am taking your advice & will spend my walks outside in the mornings talking to God & spending time with him. I may also sing his music & bring praise. You inspire me! Thank you for this blog.

  36. Victoria Eva says:

    God richly bless you. Everything was like you were directly on me. I have really enjoyed reading. God bless you once again.

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