Friday, March 12, 2010

Aw, But I'm So Comfy!




Sitting is my kind of fun. Everything I love to do can be done while sitting; eating, reading books to my children, writing, coffee with my husband, laughing with my girlfriends. Sitting is my favorite thing to do.

But, every once in awhile, the Lord asks me to stand. He calls me to do more than sit. He beckons me to get up out of my comfy chair and my even more pleasurable comfort zone. Calling me to far off places, stretching me to break free from the insecurities that bind.

He knows me pretty well. I will walk through every door He opens, march across the desert plains, and cut my way through the thick over grown wilderness places. All for a chance to be nearer to Him.

It is when I am forced to leave the comfortable that I cling the hardest to Him. Clutching His robe, daring anyone to break my hold. The same way my little ones cling to me when they are scared. My response to their fear is to pull them in even closer. God does the very same with us.

Friends, are you sitting in your comfy chair today? He has more for you. What has He been whispering in your ear? He has something for you to do. There are places He beckons you to go. Get up out of your comfy chair and stand!


Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Ephesians 3:20




12 comments:

Denise said...

Amen.

Mari said...

Great post! I too like to be comfortable, but you are right about the blessings that come when we leave our comfort zone.

Elle Bee said...

This is my first visit to your blog and it is beautiful. I love your header. Wonderful post.

Braley Mama said...

Love it!!! Thank God we have Jesus to help[ us stand!

Karen said...

Standing up and moving forward...holding His hand....

Melanie Redd said...

Great word! Hard to hear sometimes, but what a good reminder to stand and to move when He calls!

Thanks for your encouragement...

Melanie

Mariel said...

thanks for the reminder to STAND when He calls us to the tough places. may we stand for His glory!

Velvet Over Steel said...

Great post and I love your blog title!! First visit and I am so glad I found you! Such positive, encouraging Faith! :-) Following and will stop back often!
Hugs,
Coreen
www.velvetoversteel.com

Barbara said...

Oh how true! Sometimes he wants us to "get out of the boat...and walk on water". Great post..I'm thinking you should probably be ready anytime....

LisaShaw said...

Amen Sis!

bluecottonmemory said...

Oh, I am clinging. God not only asked me to get up out of my comfy chair, He asked me to move it to another state. I have a stranglehold on Him right now!

I love your comfy chair and your on-target point!

Tea With Tiffany said...

I'll stand with you. But can we sit once in awhile? I'd sure love to have coffee with you.

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