It is so comfy and cozy isn't it. But guess what, our Lord commands us to get out and go!
"GO therefore......" Matthew 28:19
How can we go if we are protected by our surroundings? Is that what Christ did? Did He stay in his sweet little home hanging out with His closest friends while He was here on the earth? Did He chat about the weather and the latest news? NO! He left his comfy surroundings to share His Father with the hurting.
Luke 5:31 "Jesus answered and said to them, "Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick."
The Lord laid this heavily upon my heart when I recently attended a "Christian function". There were "Christian people" EVERYWHERE! Then smack dab in the middle I saw a hurting woman.
As I spoke with her she shared that she does not believe in church. She does not go. (Hmmmm... I wonder why!) Where were the Christian people to come along side me and help me out? To encourage her and invite her to come with us? We could of been 3 against 1! But no, they were congragrated in their little groups talking about where they were going on vacation and what they were eating for supper! I was at a loss for words and was not the witness God needed me to be. I pray that God will give me another chance.
Please people, get out of your comfort zones! Jesus did not sacrifice His life on the cross so we could talk about the latest news. He did not give us His life so we could stand across the room and ignore the hurting woman. He made her, He has a plan for her. What if she walked out the door and died in a car crash! What if she spent eternity in hell because I was too focused on discussing my vacation plans with my church friends?!
James 4:17 "Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin."