God’s Comfort Zone

Dear Lord; Happy Wednesday Father!

We’re a cautious bunch Father… Too cautious in many respects.

Over the last month or so Lord, I’ve felt You urgently calling me to take some leaps; to step outside my “comfort zone” and reach out to others in a much more significant way.  I love those “nudges” Father, and I’ve enjoyed increasing my outreach efforts…

But it’s not enough.  I’ve still been playing it safe.

I’ve fallen into the trap that so many others have Lord; instead of placing my fears, insecurities and biases completely in Your hands and bringing Your message to those who may desperately need it, for the most part I’ve kept my efforts within “comfortable” boundaries…

And You desire more than that of me.

As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him.

While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew’s house, many tax collectors and sinners came and ate with him and his disciples. When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?”

On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” – Matthew 9:9-13 (NIV)

Heavenly Father,

Help me reach those whose spirits are sick; the lost, the broken, the lonely and the hurting.  Draw me to where You need me most Lord, and embolden me to effectively share Your light with those in need.  For my comfort zone isn’t nearly big enough Father, I need to work in Yours.

In Jesus Name we pray,


~Phather Phil