Friday, December 09, 2016

Giving Up Our Comfort

Are we willing to let ourselves be uncomfortable in order to bring about God's justice on Earth?

A lot of people have been wrapped up in their own comfort. In fact, too often, we let our comfort get in the way of sharing Gods love with the world. Our comfort stops us from listening to those voices crying out in the wilderness. Our comfort prevents us from understanding two sides to an issue. Our comfort opens our voices to state why we are right and others are wrong. Our comfort hinders us from doing those things that are beyond our comfort zones.

But what I've come to realize is that when we are able to move beyond our comfort, we will see amazing things unfold. As I follow along with my friends devos this Advent, I've watched a dam of beauty that has broken forth. A dam that captures many of our deep longings for justice to reign on earth. So imagine what might and could happen if we gave up our own comfort?

It seems to me that we need to let our own comfort go, so that those who are feeling discomfort might actually begin to feel comfortable in this world. I'm willing to give up my own comfort to experience discomfort that eventually will be opened to victory. Are you willing to join me? For in giving up our own comfort, perhaps justice, mercy and kindness will finally reign.

Now I'm not saying, it's going to be easy because I don't think it will be easy. But together, we are much stronger than we are apart. So again are we willing to give up our comfort for someone else's discomfort?

"Since all these things are to be dissolved in this way, what sort of persons ought you to be in leading lives of holiness and godliness, waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set ablaze and dissolved, and the elements will melt with fire? But, in accordance with his promise, we wait for new heavens and a new earth, where righteousness is at home."-2 Corinthians 3:11-13

Are we willing to give up our comfort to be people of Godliness and holiness? 

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