Archive for January 16th, 2009

Sunny Days, Stucco, and Being Comfortable

Cortina house, Queen Creek, AZ

I miss this house…a lot.  Among other things in Arizona…like the WEATHER!  Ah, beautiful Arizona.

I’m so comfortable now(except for the cold temps!), which is not necessarily a good thing.  Sure it feels good, but can I really be effective for Jesus and His Kingdom if I’m comfortable.  In Arizona, I was NOT comfortable (except for the weather part).  After the move it took me several weeks to change my watch to the new time zone.  I did not want to be there, I wanted to be at home in Oklahoma where I was comfortable.  I did not want to meet new people, start a new LifeGroup, make new friends.  But, we knew that God wanted us there, that He was going to use us there so it was worth it.

So, I’m praying a very dangerous prayer.  God, make me uncomfortable.  Shake me up.  Light me on fire.  Make me like Jeremiah…

His word burns in my heart like fire. It’s like fire in my bones!  I’m worn out trying to hold it in!  I can’t do it!” Jer 20:9

Watch out.  When God answers prayers like this, it’s newsworthy…stay tuned!