Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Are you comfortable?

Good Morning World! I am going to start with a blunt statement this morning.God hates comfortable Christians!WOW!  That was to the point!  What are you talking about?

Revelation 3:15-18

New King James Version (NKJV)
15 “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. 16 So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot,[a] I will vomit you out of My mouth. 17 Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked— 18 I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. (www.biblegateway.com)

While in prayer this morning it dawned on me that I have been a comfortable Christian, and not a vicarious disciple of Jesus Christ!  The problem with being a comfortable Christian is that we don't have true faith in God's power to have a impact in the present. We knew at one time that God had power to save, and we received that Gift, but we have settled into a life that is blessed and comfortable.  We don't give to God beyond our means, and Jesus had much to say about that!

Luke 21:1-5

New King James Version (NKJV)

The Widow’s Two Mites

21 And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury, and He saw also a certain poor widow putting in two mites. So He said, “Truly I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all; for all these out of their abundance have put in offerings for God,[a] but she out of her poverty put in all the livelihood that she had.” (www.biblegateway.com)

We must understand that when we play it safe as a Christian we are not showing that we have faith in God's blessings, power, love and grace!  We must learn that if we are going to become effective and affective that we are going to have to step off the plank of comfortable lukewarmness and dive into the sea of the unknown, and it is there that we are going to find Jesus!

Get of your backside and start serving Jesus today!

Yours for the Gospel of Jesus Christ
Pastor Fred

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