My devotional today says,
“Be willing to go out on a limb with me. If that is where I am leading you, it is the safest place to be. Your desire to live a risk-free life is a form of unbelief. You are approaching a crossroads in your journey. In order to follow me wholeheartedly, you must relinquish your tendency to play it safe.”
I think I play it safe here. I don’t take a lot of risks. I talk about God all day long to the people I am safe talking to… but do I make a point to talk to people who I know don’t know Him? I comfort my friends regularly… but do I seek out others who are hurting? I got to the church service I am comfortable in… but have a given the other service a chance? I go to the Bible study I enjoy the most… but do I start a new Bible study that is inmate led? I read my Bible every day… but am I searching and digging to hear from God? I am definitely doing enough to say I’m a Christian… but am I making a difference?
I know I could give more of myself and step out of my comfort zone. And “whatever I do, I WILL do it wholeheartedly to the Lord, and not unto men.” (Col. 3:23) But am I brave enough to do this?
And then the test comes. It wasn’t 30 minutes after I wrote this blog that it was brought to my attention about dissension in the church between the praise dancers and the choir. I didn’t even know. So now, the question is – Am I brave enough to confront the girl responsible for it and try to bring unity to the leaders in the church?
ABSOLUTELY! This is our church and the devil is having a hay day if we are not on one accord! I am going to suggest we meet to pray together once a week – all the ladies that are leaders in the church. Praying that she won’t shut me down. RISK # 1!!
“Be strong and courageous; be not afraid, neither be dismayed: for the Lord is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)