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Hot Christian Girls Desperately Needed

By: Bethany Baird

I can almost hear you thinking, “she can’t really mean what the title of this blog says. There’s gotta be something else to this.”

You are right. There is something else to this blog. Although this blog is about being a “hot girl” it’s not the kind of hot you typically associate with that word.

Let me explain. The other day I was brainstorming in my prime brainstorming spot…the bathtub.

For some reason I come up with my best ideas in there.

Out of nowhere this verse came to mind and my brain went crazy, “I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth” (Revelation 3:15-16)

Quick Lesson: This verse is not saying that God wants you to be all out for Jesus (hot), or reject him altogether (cold). That is a common misconception. This verse is saying that being both hot and cold are good things. Think about it this way, hot water is great for soothing, cleansing and drinking. Cold water is refreshing, delicious and great for so many purposes. Lukewarm water is just blahh. It isn’t enjoyable or soothing. This verse is telling you to be one or the other. Be hot or cold (both are good things), but don’t be lukewarm. I encourage you to listen to this sermon for further study.

When that verse came to mind, I realized something horrible.

Our world is filled with tons of “lukewarm” Christians. Christians who tread on careful ground in hopes not to offend anyone. Christians who don’t take the Bible seriously. Christians who don’t step out on a limb and share the gospel. Christians who don’t want to look weird in the culture’s eyes. Christians who would rather enjoy a comfortable life, over living all out for Jesus.

The world doesn’t need anymore lukewarm Christian girls. It has enough.

What the world truly needs is Christian girls who choose to live fully devoted and committed lives for Christ. Girls who care deeply about representing Christ well. Girls who are passionate about understanding and obeying the Bible. Girls who are willing to look weird in front of their friends in order to honor God. Girls who are willing to sacrifice their comforts for the sake of the gospel. Girls who will live with eternity in mind.

Which kind of girl are you?

I want you to seriously think about your life. Are you passionate about living for Jesus, or are you just cruising through life trying to stay comfortable? You only have one life to live. Don’t waste your life living for things that will one day pass away. Don’t live for the applause of the culture. Don’t live for the approval of others. Don’t live for comforts. Don’t live for today.

Choose to be a Christian girl whose focus is on Jesus and whose heart desire is to please Him.

A new way to view the word hot.

The next time you see or hear the word “hot” I want you to ask yourself this question, “Am I living all out for Jesus or am I living for myself?”

Don’t waste your life living lukewarm. Live all out for Jesus because, in the end, that’s all that truly matters.  

And Remember…

Being a hot girl has nothing to do with your outward appearance, but everything to do with your passion, commitment, and desire to live all out for Jesus.

Will you be a hot girl?

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  • Leanne

    Great post! My question is: I came across the passage in Ephesians 5 talking about reproving deeds of the dark. When you’re around your secular peers in school and see them committing unbiblical actions, whether it be grumbling and complaining, slandering someone, or using foul language, how can you reprove them in a way that brings glory to Christ? I remember one of my classmates back in high school (idk of he was a Christian or not, I doubt it) who condemned everyone in a goody two shows manner, and everyone found it soooooo irritating. As a Christian, I don’t want to be like that. But at the same time, I can’t just sit and watch the sin go on around me. Advice?

    • Lydia Ghirmay

      This is such a great question Leanne! I was in exactly the same position just a few weeks back and I often found myself acting like your class mate in high school. I wasn’t getting anywhere with it and couldn’t see any fruit in terms of my secular classmates changing for the better. I told my mom about it and I found what she said so helpful so I thought maybe I would share it with you in hopes that it helps you as well. I’m all for boldly setting a biblical standard for your peers but it does matter how that is done. Nathan in the bible did this really well when he told David that he was doing wrong by taking Bathsheba who was Uriah’s wife. He put it into perspective for him with a story (You can find the passage in 2 Samuel chapter 11-12). Had he rebuked David instead, David’s reaction would have probably been different and he wouldn’t have come to repentance.
      As a child of God, set a standard and tell your secular peers that they are doing wrong, just be cautious about how it is that you do it. What you do after this is equally crucial, if not more. Make sure to live out a godly life that pleases God. Let your life radiate the love and character of Jesus and that will be enough to draw their attention and have them questioning how it is that you are the way you are. A world of opportunities to evangelize can be presented to you after this point.

      I hope this helps you Leanne! I’ll be keeping you in my prayers!
      Continue to be BOLD and radiate JESUS! xx

    • Lydia Ghirmay

      This is such a great question Leanne! I was in exactly the same position just a few weeks back and I often found myself acting like your class mate in high school. I wasn’t getting anywhere with it and couldn’t see any fruit in terms of my secular classmates changing for the better. I told my mom about it and I found what she said so helpful so I thought maybe I would share it with you in hopes that it helps you as well. I’m all for boldly setting a biblical standard for your peers but it does matter how that is done. Nathan in the bible did this really well when he told David that he was doing wrong by taking Bathsheba who was Uriah’s wife. He put it into perspective for him with a story (You can find the passage in 2 Samuel chapter 11-12). Had he rebuked David instead, David’s reaction would have probably been different and he wouldn’t have come to repentance (not to say that rebuke is wrong all together, but it must be used appropriately)
      As a child of God, set a standard and tell your secular peers that they are doing wrong, just be cautious about how it is that you do it. What you do after this is equally crucial, if not more. Make sure to live out a godly life that pleases God. Let your life radiate the love and character of Jesus and that will be enough to draw their attention and have them questioning how it is that you are the way you are. A world of opportunities to evangelize can be presented to you after this point.

      I hope this helps you Leanne! I’ll be keeping you in my prayers!
      Continue to be BOLD and radiate JESUS! xx

      • Leanne

        Thank you for the advice! I will be sure to take this with me as I resume school this semester.

    • Briana Soto

      Hey Leanne! A very good book to read about this is thE book of Proverbs. In Proverbs 9:8 it say “Do not rebuke mockers; or they will hate you, rebuke the wise and they will love you.” We are called to be the light of the world. The salt of the earth. I’m not quite sure if your friends are all Christians or not but I can tell you honestly that not all of mine are. Now this can be a very bad thing because “Bad company corrupts good morals” (1 Corinthians 15:33) but you can also be an example as professing believer in Jesus Christ. Always remember your friends may never pick up a bible so make sure your a walking Bible. Meaning live out the Bible and show them that this why it’s so great being a daughter of the Most High. One thing my dad always told me was “Your going to lose friends maybe even family when you decide to walk the path of Righteousness” that always sticks with me now. I know it’s difficult because I’m in high school still trying to get the hang of this. If someone is complaining tell them list out 3 things your grateful for right now (This has always helped me when I am struggling with gratitude) then Thank God for them because we do not deserve any of those things. I know when I meet my Creator I want to hear “Good job good and faithful servant”(Matthew 25:23). Hope this helps. Love your sister in Christ.

      • Leanne

        Thank you! This is very helpful! I am resuming classes soon and will be sure to keep this in mind! Such a good reminder!

  • Emma

    I love this post. Thank you so much!

  • Feranmi

    Hello. I have been reading a lot of posts on girl defined and I think this is my first time commenting. Yes you were right when I saw the topic , I had a feeling it wasn’t hot like the world says but something else ,never did my mind head over to the ladocieans . Is it wrong that I don’t know whether I am warm. I know there are a lot of things I could do to improve my faith and I could spend more time reading His word and even evangelise to my peers. I want to be HOT for Christ and would you mind spelling it out in specific words on how to get there. Thank you and God bless.

  • Savannah

    Thank you for the encouragement! Revelation 3:15-16 is a very convicting verse…

  • Charity

    I love this! The Lord convicted my heart about that very subject as the new year started. Thank you for sharing!

  • Anonymous

    I’m not very sure where I am, I thought I was “hot” but now I’m not so sure. I think before now living for Jesus was merely head knowledge to me, I don’t know like I’m trying to be the best Christian I can be but my heart isn’t really in it, like I do it because it’s the only thing I know and because I was brought up that way. Still unsure…

    • I have prayed that no matter how godly I seem to have become, that I would never come to a point of complacency in my walk with Christ, where I think I’ve reached a pretty good point. So whether you are hot or not isn’t important, but what is important is to continually desire to be hotter or will become lukewarm, and desire a deeper relationship and commitment to Christ each every day for the rest of your life.
      Hope that helps.

  • ThePoeticMusician

    This is great. So true! When I read your title, I was a little shocked…like, whaaaat??? 😉 But then I read the article and got your point.

    SOO many girls are “Christians”, simply because they were raised that way. It’s the “right thing” to do. I was one of those girls! I have lived it. I considered myself “saved” in my teen years; but I couldn’t have explained why. I didn’t really know why I was a Christian–I mean, I didn’t even think about it. I just was. When spiritual conversations came up, I (and the teens like me) fidgeted nervously and added little to the discussion. That’s not the kind of Christian girls that this world needs–those that add nothing. They’re just there, like a wall ornament. We need boldness for our Father the King. We need conviction, fearlessness, and heart that is sold completely out to Jesus. We are either all in, or all out.

  • Great article. Could you clarify “Be hot or cold (both are good things)?” you said being cold is a good thing…If you could clarify that for me.

    • Bit of a late reply, but I’ve heard this preached on before and would love to share!

      Near the town that is being addressed, there were pools of really cold water that people would travel to visit to bathe in and invigorate themselves (like the Polar Bear challenge!) There were also hot springs in a nearby town that, because of frequent earthquakes, had boiling water come to the surface; many people also traveled to these.

      Laodicea once attempted to transport the warm waters through aqueducts to their own town–but by the time the water got there, it was lukewarm and tasted pretty gross. This illustration is meant to say, “be either the boiling hot water or the refreshing cold water–if you’re lukewarm, you’ll be the gross, lukewarm water.”


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