Well it’s Friday. It’s the weekend! Know what that means? First week as the summer intern is over. It’s been fun. I assisted Pastor Tony to Tennessee for Calvary Church’s Compel Conference with the Hiltons. We arrived Wednesday afternoon, and I’m not going to lie to you, but I wasn’t really expecting too much from the conference spiritually. I was more excited about getting to see some old friends than anything. Catching up with Robbie, Ricky, Rebecca, and the whole rest of the gang was really great.
But God had something else in mind for me, and I think I need to share it with the body of Open Door. God is compelling us to love. He is compelling us to compel others to join us in the spirit of worship unto our Father. Bishop Courtney McBath spoke on Wednesday night to an excited church that got even more excited for what God was doing. I’ll admit I was slightly uneasy with the amount of excitement happening around me, but then again I haven’t been to a charismatic church service for 5 months so that explains it. One of the first things the Bishop said was, “Just one explosion is all it takes to set a church aflame.” And while the context of his whole message was about Calvary Church specifically, I believe it was very personal to my life, and maybe even some of yours.
See I have been in this consistent state of “good.” Everything’s been good! School is good. Friendships are good. Church is good. Ministry is good. Work is good. Life is good. It’s all good! But why in the world do I feel like everything is not good? My walk with the Lord is good, you know. I don’t get into the Word as much as I should, but my relationships are thriving. My ministry is solid. My conversations are often about Christ and things in Scripture. But……..what’s wrong?
I have been content. Content with where I am at.
Which, don’t get me wrong, is a good thing. I’ve been trying to learn how to be content with the place in life where God wants me. But I’ve crossed over into the realm where I’m comfortable.
Comfortable is bad.
Now we’ve all heard before that, “If you’re comfortable in your spiritual walk, then the devil’s got you right where he wants you.” It’s true. Comfortableness is dangerous. And that’s where I’ve been.
I don’t know where you all have been lately with God, but I encourage you to be wary of being too comfortable. I haven’t felt a stirring in my heart or spirit about anything for a while, and the past 2 days I’ve just been broken by stories I hear and the conditions of this country. I’ve teared up twice this week. I haven’t cried in over 6 months, which is very odd for the extremely emotional person like myself.
I know this was long winded, but I hope this encourages you some to get up and stop sitting on your spiritual couches, and start being an explosion in the church.
Open Door Church