Saturday, March 18, 2017

"GO!!" - 03/15/17 - Joshua 16-18

“How long are you going to sit around on your hands" (18:3)
Get off our duff.

Quite easily, we could sit in His comfort zone for hours, days, months, even years.

This isn't what He expects us to do.  The "comforts" He has blessed us with are to be an encouragement for us to get out and lead others to His "comforts".   To be His Ambassador.

"Go as I LIVE, making Disciples".(Matthew 28:19)

Can not very well LIVE if we are sitting in His "comfort room".

Yes, we can open up His "comfort room" for others to come and enjoy. 
Most often though, they are ones who have already found the "comforts" of being a part of His family.  Not saying spending time with His family is a bad thing, but Jesus gave us example after example in the spending of time with those who are outside of  His "comfort room".  He met them where they were.  
And most times, those outside don't feel "comfortable" coming into His "comfort room".  
It isn't until we are In Him that His "comforts" are no longer uncomfortable.

So - which do we choose.
Getting off our duff, out of His "comfort room" and getting into an uncomfortable place - which would be their comfort room. 
Or if they reject our invite to His "comfort room",  do we continue to sit back enjoying His "comforts" while not showing any concern for them.   Focusing so intently on His "comforts" we totally forget about or ignore those on the outside.
How easy it is after being in the world, recognizing it really wasn't a "comfort" place at all and we stop fighting the temptation to remain in His "comforts".  It is our natural bent to be selfish.  To become settled and lazy. 

To become, well, comfortable. 

Only through and In Him are we able to go against our natural bent and be transformed. 
He will change our vision to seeing those outside of Him as lost and the time is flying by.  We will begin to see all of us are dying and the last breaths could be - well - just a breath away.  He opens our eyes to see others as "Divine Appointments" in which we have to leave His "comfort rooms" to make.  He gives us the sense of  urgency in not breaking these Appointments.  He gives us an awareness it may be the last appointment the person He has lined up for you will have.  He tells us, "We may be the only vessel of Christ they will see".

We are commanded. 
As we live,  bringing those outside into His "comfort room".

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