I think I will wear this dress. It is so comfortable. I better change shoes. They aren’t very comfortable.
Often in life we search for comfortably. We don’t like change. Change is hard. It requires us to step outside our normal routines, give our time, and takes much more effort than what we are used to, what we are comfortable with.
Our lives can become so comfortable, and it also happens in our churches. We get used to the routine, the same songs, the same order, the same chairs, the same friends. The Lord gives us security. But, does the Lord want us to get comfortable. If we are comfortable, are we stretching…stretching our Faith, trusting more, obeying more, inviting others to church, learning new things. I don’t want to be complacent and comfortable. I should stretch myself.
Ask yourself these questions:
1. Are you having conversations with people outside of church who are not Christians?
2. Are you attending church with expectancy?
3. Is your happiness at church on Sundays the most important thing to you?
4. Are you giving your time in the community, reaching out to help those less fortunate?
5. Are you giving financially? And I don’t just mean tithing 10 %
6. Are you expecting that God may do something amazing right now?
The Bible says the early Church grew by leaps and bounds. “Those who believed what Peter said were baptized and added to the church that day—about 3,000 in all” (Acts 2:41 NLT). The early Church grew on its very first day! And it just kept on growing. . says Rick Warren.
Are you complacent and comfortable? If you are, then it is time for a change. God doesn’t want us comfortable. When we are comfortable, we are not growing in his word. When we are comfortable is when the devil can sneak in. I know I become comfortable, and sometimes just need a little reminder. There is so much more I can do, so much more my family can do. There are people in need. Lets stretch our finances, lets stretch our time.
“When comfort is king, there is no room for faith. “ Johns Smart
Francis Chan at Liberty University, Nov. 14th 2011 – Live Biblically
“So many Christians, or people who call themselves Christians in our country, are so incredibly weird. And I don’t mean weird in a good way like we stand out as a light unto the world. I’m just saying weird socially. Extremely weird socially. … We just cluster together and start talking about our stuff and it’s most comfortable, and we don’t really try to get into other people’s worlds out there.”
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