5 Feb. 2008

Comfort Zone

Sometimes God calls us out of our comfort zone.

Define: comfort zone. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comfort_zone

What is our comfort zone?

What is my comfort zone?

My comfort zone is my home – my castle, my cave where I can hide away from the world!
I am also in my comfort zone when I am with my Christian “church” family, even knowing that my children go to a “good Christian” school is also quite comforting....
My comfort zone is where all is familiar, non conflicting, non challenging, where I don’t feel anxious or “uncomfortable”
My Comfort zone is where my faith isn’t challenged...
So when God calls you out of your comfort zone, you know it won’t be all beer and skittles. You know that you have to stand up and be counted for God.... not cower away or pretend not to hear His commands to you.
I think God is preparing my heart at the moment.... to leave my comfort zone.... I don’t know what He is calling me to do, but I know I need to be ready.

Preparing, isn’t that like putting on the Armour of God???

Like Putting on the Helmet of our Salvation, the Belt of Truth, the Breastplate of Righteousness, the Shield of Faith, the Sword of the Spirit – which is the Word of God, and lastly having your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the Gospel of Peace, while always praying in the spirit!

The Message Bible puts it like this:
Ephesians 6:10-18 MSG And that about wraps it up. God is strong, and he wants you strong. (11) So take everything the Master has set out for you, well-made weapons of the best materials. And put them to use so you will be able to stand up to everything the Devil throws your way. (12) This is no afternoon athletic contest that we'll walk away from and forget about in a couple of hours. This is for keeps, a life-or-death fight to the finish against the Devil and all his angels. (13) Be prepared. You're up against far more than you can handle on your own. Take all the help you can get, every weapon God has issued, so that when it's all over but the shouting you'll still be on your feet. (14) Truth, righteousness, (15) peace, (16) faith, (17) and salvation are more than words. Learn how to apply them. You'll need them throughout your life. God's Word is an indispensable weapon. (18) In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each other's spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out.

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