Phlebotomic is a blog experiment that seeks to gather multiple perspectives around a common prompt, which is provided weekly.

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This week's prompt is "Path"...

07 February 2009

My Greatest Fear: Comfort

I fear comfort. Or, perhaps more specifically, that a desire for what's comfortable will be greater than my desire to be obedient.

A comfort that leads to selfishness...not wanting to give up a life that's easy, to serve my Savior as he serve my neighbors.

I fear that I will choose the path of least resistance...because it's more comfortable.

I fear that comfort will lead me to a place of complacency that leaves me paralyzed to react to the needs of those around the least of these (Matthew 25:31-46)

I fear that the temptation of comfort will leave me hard hearted and without compassion for the broken and hurting.

I fear that comfort in the things of this world will keep me from saying, like Paul..."I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and to be found in him." Philippians 3:8&9

But, I rest in the promise that, "His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness...and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires." 2 Peter 3

because Jesus' love still moves me out of my comfort for these...

1 comment:

  1. Praise the Lord, Sistah!!

    What an incredible gift to have been know a people that stir you so deeply. I try to see the wealthy around me as "just as broken" but it never comes easy.

    Washington is not ready for you.