It has been a while since I last posted a blog but something has been on my mind lately and I thought I would express it here, follow me on my thought and respond please.
I think that a lot of Saints, Christians, Believers whatever you address yourself as have become comfortable. Comfortable with the way we talk, the way we act, the things we do, the people we spend time around. There is a reason we are comfortable- we are not having conflict in our lives as a result of the lifestyle we have. Let me explain, In most of the New Testament there is suffering, lots of suffering. In Hebrews 13:12 Jesus is suffering- Jesus suffered and died outside of the gate-outside of the city. He was crucified outside of the city taken out like garbage away from the people, out where they took anything unclean, crucified with the worst. They basically said you are not good enough to be crucified in the city they took him out with those that had been rejected form the city. Yet we as Saints of God, Christians, Believers – those that are supposed to be walking in the image of God, living a life that is pleasing to God, we are surpised when we have trials when things don’t go our way, when things seem to be against us. This is supposed to happen to us, this is the way it is supposed to be. Quit asking yourself why am I suffering, just start praising God right there as you are going through it, praise yourself right out of the situation. if you are not suffering then you should not be at peace – you have missed something.
You should be worried why you are not suffering, why you are not being attacked. You should be asking yourself why Satan is not attacking you. The answer is right here closer than you think it is – You aren’t doing anything that warants an attack so he doesnt have to attack you. Ask yourself are you living a Holy life – one that is pleasing to God, do you spend time in prayer, do you fast, are you spreading the news of Gods redemptive love to those that need to hear it? WE NEED TO REJECT COMFORT!
Comfort by definition is-( a state of physical ease and freedom from pain or constraint ) Comfort is a sign that we are not living like Christ wants us to live. Im not saying that we should have only bad times, Im saying that living a Christian life should have major challenges and hurdles, things that come your way that you are not expecting to distract you from your goal, to keep you off the mission. We cannot forget that this is a spiritual war. John 15:20 says- Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. Be mindful that if we are doing the work that God has told us to do here on earth things will happen, they should happen, it is when they dont that we need to re evaluate where we are in God. Dont get comfortable, stay in tune with God. As my pastor would say stay on the old path.
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