Friday, April 1, 2011

Contentment: Staying in My "Safe-Place"

Good Morning Saints!
Have you thought about why it is easy for us to stay in the "safe-place" of our Christian walk? Now, when I say "safe-place," I mean the state of not going forward or backward in our faith, but just in the right place(for us), where we feel safe and content---we don't step on any toes and everybody is happy. Well, I've come to think that this is not a good place for us to be. We can be there for a while, but we must step up and out of our safe place and grow. Growth is imperative to a strong faithful walk. Growth also means less safety nets and more bumps, bruises and serious injuries. However, if we believe that "God is able," then this should not be a treacherous step, but a necessary step in growing in His Word.  I parallel this to crucifying ourselves to safety and opening ourselves to fiery arrows. The arrows will be tolerable because of Christ's love for us and our faith in His Word and ways. Now, this may look different for everyone: 

  • Some will become more bold in the Word, sharing it with others.
  • Some will speak out against wrong-doings(not in judgement, but love).
  • Some will answer questions about faith with an open and unguarded heart.
  • Some will voluntarily give of their time by serving in shelters, etc.
  • Some will heal others.
  • Some will perform miracles.
  • And, the list goes on....
Now, we may step back into our "safe-place" when we feel battered and bruised. But, eventually, our "safe-place" will become too small for us, just like our favorite shoes--remember, when you could no longer wear your favorite shoes or shirt when you were young? Well, that's how that "safe-place" will feel. Yep, we have to grow in our walk and feed others, enabling them to grow. Our growth should be in constant movement, spiraling--being fed and feeding--until it's time for us to join Our Father. Be blessed, Saints!

Scripture for the Day
New International Version (©1984)
The LORD replied, "My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest."

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