With author and guest blogger Cindy Bultema.
Hey Friend –
Do you ever feel overwhelmed? Stressed out?
Perhaps your heart is heavy, or you’re just plain tired.
How I long for a faith life filled with purpose, passion, spark, and meaning— but truth be told —most days I feel caught up in the whirlpool of life.
After long days jam-packed with a house full of kids, never-ending chores, and our zany dog—I barely have energy to change the sheets, much less change the world.
Maybe when my family life slows down, then I should serve. When I lose weight, then I’ll be more comfortable sharing my story. Or when I learn more Hebrew or Greek, then I’ll be a better Bible teacher.
In the meantime, it’s easy to settle into a lukewarm routine, filling my days being busy with “good” things, while allowing the “best” opportunities God has for me to pass on by.
I wonder if you can relate.
You read about women who are moving mountains with their faith, blogging to billions, caring for orphans, and you want that life! You declare “Use me, Lord!”
But when it’s time to talk to your neighbor, sign up to serve, or pray for the hurting friend — you take cover behind your badge of busyness and settle in to accept comfort over calling, simplicity over serving, hiding instead of hospitality.
Thankfully God never intended for “lukewarm” to become our norm.
I’ve found the key to living with fresh passion and purpose tucked in a letter to the ancient church of Laodicea, also known as Revelation 3:14-22. The people in that church were not very different from you and me today. They struggled with being lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—and Jesus had the perfect remedy for their lackluster faith.
And guess what?!
Thanks to the support of Discovery House Publishers, the lessons I’ve learned from Laodicea – now known as my Bible study – Red Hot Faith: Lessons from a Lukewarm Church – will be offered as a virtual Bible study at Ignite Women beginning Wednesday, October 29th. Woo Hoo!
Together with Ignite founder Paulette Stamper and her team, you’ll spend eight Wednesday nights digging into God’s Word – exploring how to let go of lukewarm living and instead experience a fired up faith! I have oodles of respect for the Ignite team, and cannot think of a more enthusiastic group of women for you to journey with this fall.
Whether you are a brand new Christian, a seasoned Bible teacher, or still trying to figure this whole “Jesus thing” out — you’ll be blessed to join the Ignite team for this faith-filled adventure. I have a feeling it’s going to be a red-hot time!
Sweet friend, what if God has purpose for us in the midst of our most mundane days? What if we went from just “believing in God” to allowing Him to enflame every part of our faith lives? Let’s say NO MORE to lackluster, lukewarm living, and instead ask God to kindle a fire in our souls so that we burn bright for Him!
With nearly 20 years of ministry experience, Cindy is a popular women’s speaker, author, and Bible teacher. But don’t let her cheerful smile fool you—Cindy has endured single parenting, overcome bondage to addiction, and survived tragic loss.
Her personal testimony, “He Loves Me: A Woman’s Journey to Peace,” was aired worldwide on the “Day of Discovery” television show. Cindy was a curriculum writer for Duck Dynasty’s Faith Commander, as well as a seminar expert for GriefShare’s video series. Cindy’s most recent project is a Bible study titled “Red Hot Faith” with Discovery House Publishers. She is a member of Carol Kent’s national speaking team, as well as an inspiring Speak Up Conference instructor and Proverbs 31 Speaker Coach.
Cindy lives in Michigan with her husband and their four kids. Most days you can find Cindy walking her dog Rocky, attending one of her boys’ hockey games, or serving hot lunch at her kids’ school. Visit Cindy at www.cindybultema.com
In honor of Ignite Women’s first Virtual Bible Study, enter for your chance to win one of two special give aways! Each winner will receive their own copy of Red Hot Faith along with some surprise Ignite goodies!