Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone
by Sally Larkin Green
… There are times in each of our lives when God will call us out to do something unusual, to do something that makes us feel uncomfortable in order to make his kingdom great. You don’t have to preach sermons, or become involved in a church, all you need is a heart for God and a willingness to take action…
Here is my sermon on “The butterfly effect” I hope you enjoy it.
Do you hear it? Are you listening? After reading this post … Put down the cell phone or step away from the computer. God wants to talk to you. Sit quietly and feel Gods love. Sit quietly and feel the peace of the moment. Release all negative thoughts and emotions and instead ask who loves me and who do I love. Give your troubles to God, let him handle them. Give your health issues to God. Give your financial burdens to God. Lift up your relationship hurdles to God. Sit in a state of peace, a state of joy, a state of gratefulness for your blessings.
If you take time each day to do this you will be amazed at the difference. People will come into your life at the right moment and help you. Beautiful sunsets will appear, you will walk outside and realize that the birds are singing just for you, you will see butterflies or feathers or find pennies from heaven. When you stop and listen, God will show himself in an assortment of ways. Look for it!
All these blessings will come upon you, and overtake you, if you listen to the LORD your God’s voice.
Angels … There is an unseen, spiritual world out there that contains an innumerable amount of Angels. In fact the bible mentions angels over 270 times. Angels deliver messages from God, encourages and ministers to our needs, and fights spiritual battles for us. In fact, angels can be kinda badass. It’s awesome to know that by living in love or helping a stranger — we entertain the angels.
Let brotherly love continue. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Hebrew 13:1-2
Life is hard, following Jesus doesn’t make your problems go away — But you will be able to face your difficulties with the confidence of knowing you have a powerful force within you that can do the impossible. You will discover that following God can “mend all your broken pieces” and help you find peace.
But I trust in your unfailing love.
I will rejoice because you have rescued me.
I will sing to the LORD
because he is good to me.