I’m so thankful for the Holy Spirit, aren’t you? Well, today He used a Christian YouTuber named Marcus Rogers to convict my spirit and virtually grind me to dust. Don’t worry, it was a good thing. I needed a “reality check” (i.e. a whoopin’). My form of “comfortable Christianity” has dulled my senses to the point of making me, well…. useless.
You see, I’ve become completely too comfortable in this world. I forgot why I am here. Have you ever felt that way?
Comfortable Christianity is when we take for granted the salvation of Jesus Christ. It’s becoming too comfortable with the status quo routine of the Christian journey. The status of being saved, reading the Bible and routine worship is what the comfortable Christian walk tends to look like on a daily basis.
Remember why God created you.
Like all Christians, I’m here to draw (or attract) and point the lost people of this world to Jesus Christ.
Sure, I witnessed.
Sure, I live a life free of most all the things we, Christians, label “sinful”. That’s not enough.
Me going to heaven is not enough.
People are literally dying in their sin and hopelessness, and to tell the truth, I’m not being part of the solution for that!
I stopped speaking up.
I stopped making people uncomfortable.
Yes, I’ve stopped being useful and to the Kingdom.
While others admire my walk with the Lord, it has stalled in the area of being a bold witness, and it is my fault. I repent.
“Salt is excellent. But if the salt goes flat, it’s useless, good for nothing. “Are you listening to this? Really listening?”Luke 14:34 (MSG)
Be careful, you may slip into comfort!
Total transparency to you and my comfortable Christianity I’ve stopped spending my weighty time with the Lord…crying and praying until I felt dehydrated.
I’ve allowed life (and my love of sleep) to chisel the time away from consecration considerably. My prayer life costs me very little from day-to-day. It’s not inconvenient, it’s not what it used to be to me. It all boils down to that fact I got comfortable.
Lord knows, my comfort is not why I’m here. It’s certainly not why Jesus saved me. My personal comfort can never be more important than God’s purpose for this world. Neither can yours.
Again, it’s not about you and I. It’s about the Kingdom of God and what He wants to accomplish on this earth through me.
Keeping your Christian passion fiery hot!
I want to be conformed into the image of Jesus every single moment.
That means while chatting with a neighbor, I should be looking for a way to say “Where are you spiritually? Do you know Jesus?”
Who cares if I’m comfortable OR if in my obedience I make someone else UNCOMFORTABLE!
It’s about Jesus.
Check out Marcus Rogers.
If you’re curious about the video that convicted me so, here it is below. Warning: only people who have been exposed to the book of Revelations or sound doctrine will understand or be able to receive it.
Don’t get me wrong…
I’m all for telling people about God’s love and acceptance. We should all do that. At the same time, however, He has a standard. That’s what most folks are scared to approach. Do you know what I mean?
“How dare you judge me?”
I think the word “judgment” has crippled Christians from speaking truth when it needs to be spoken. It is so stupid! Everyone is scared of being accused of “judging” someone, by someone likely on their way to hell, so they don’t speak at all.
Look, Girl, it’s OK to say something is WRONG! Just look at television and you’ll see plenty of opportunities to do that. After all, if you don’t tell them, who will?
Hey, I mean it, if I’m ever caught in a fault or sin…PLEASE JUDGE ME so I can be free in the name of Jesus! Just make sure you know what you’re talking about when you approach me.
I’m not talking about following “rules.”
To be clear, I’m not legalistic either. I used to be, but I’m set free from that. I am talking about leading people to Christ and not allowing the enemy to have them because we are too afraid to disrupt our comfort or their’s.
I just think we, as Christians, must be about our Father’s business and bring people to Christ. It’s all about Him! (Pssst… have I said that enough?)
Tell me what you think below.