Does your faith feel really comfortable?

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“If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don’t recommend Christianity.” 

Your all is called for.

We each give our all to something.

Don’t settle for a life filled with comfortable, self-stroking somethings — the kind of somethings that call nothing out of you. For anything worth living for and worth dying for is not going to feel comfortable.

Why exactly, then, would you expect Christianity to make you feel comfortable?

“And [Jesus] said to all, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself?'” (Luke 9:23-25)

Don’t squander your life yearning for ease! Instead, set your heart and mind toward losing your life for His sake. Each morning, each noon, each night. For when the next life begins and you arrive there, you’ll only wish that you’d followed more closely, and loved Jesus more dearly, and lost your grip on your own pleasant plans, for His sake, more decisively.

Don’t settle for the life of comfortable somethings. It’s really not life at all.

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Beginning quote: C. S. Lewis in God in the Dock

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About Jill

I'm a wife, mom to three beautiful children, and currently work at two jobs for which I'm very grateful -- part-time at my kids' school, and as children's ministry director at Redeemer PCA in Athens, GA, a place our family treasures as our church home. It's been thirty years since the Lord saved me, and to this day I'm astounded at His steadfast love shed upon unfaithful me. My hope would be that I might speak and write in ways God would use to soften hearts toward Him, that we would together be enamored by the glorious beauty of Jesus and awakened to His love unimagined. Thanks so much for reading!
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