Jesus is more valuable than my comfort.

I want to go deeper - to know God more fully, to see Him more clearly. To experience more of His power in daily living, for my life to be starkly different because I am a Christian. However, I am the kind of person that leans more toward enjoy-God-in-my-safe-little-comfort-zone kind of living. This is not a good thing. In fact, it's got to go. I have a feeling it will be a life-long struggle, but Jesus didn't say living for Him would be easy.

I want to know His power, but how can I do that if I don't take risks? 2 Corinthians 12:9 silences my small excuses: Power is perfected...in weakness. Weakness? I qualify! It all comes down to moving away from self-centeredness, all this me stuff.

I don't know what this means for you today.

For me, it means doing the homework for a class on Evangelism I'm taking: going to a public place to hand out Gospel tracts. I don't feel very brave, and I definitely don't feel very equipped, but I'm greatful to stand on the truth of 2 Corinthians 3:5 - "Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God."


ladyakofa said...

Hello Stephanie,

I'm back and your questions have been answered. See my blog.
I hope all is well? Have a lovely week!


Anonymous said...

We don't know each other in real life, but I just wanted to leave a comment thanking you for this reminder. "Jesus is more valuable than my comfort" is so important for me to remember as I prepare for Easter!