God wants you to directly connect with Him. Laodecia was a wealthy town, but the water had to be pumped in so that water was lukewarm. It became useless.
We become useful because we separate ourselves by means of a personal relationship with Jesus. Spending time with Jesus is connecting you with pure water.
3 Things Happen When We Are too Far from the Source
- Our disciplines are weakened. Repentance is to change which way you are going. Constantly making adjustments. Repentance should be a constant way of life. An encounter with God will bring discipline to your life.
- Destroys your prayer life. Prayer is the roadmap, our communion with God. The Bible says, “Pray continually.”
- We lose our worship. We need to return to a life of worship. A piped encounter with God is a source you cannot get from someone else.
We see ourselves wrong and we see ourselves as other people see us. One of the dangers that we have as a church is we don’t see what is God’s and what is ours.