What would get you up off you comfortable chair, walk across a space, and let someone know that what they were doing could kill them?
Do you love people? Do you consider yourself a believer or follower of Christ?
I went to my favorite coffee shop tonight to write. This shop is in a very upscale and popular grocery store. While I was sitting here writting one of the teenage workers came and sat near me. She had a 20oz bottle of Dr. Pepper and a white bakery bag. She opened the bag and pulled out this ginormous cream filled donut with colored sprinkled covering the slathered on icing. I felt nauseous watching her snarf down the donut and wash it down with her sugary soda pop. I kept thinking, “Someone should tell her to stop. That’s so unhealthy.” She wasn’t a heavy girl, but that’s a slippery slope to be on–I know. I often quipped that I never had a problem that a donut couldn’t solve. Death by sugar. Plain and simple.
Maybe that doesn’t prompt any conviction for you. But my heart is sure heavy right now. It’s never comfortable to have my easy life rattled…and I know that this kind of rattling preceeds God’s invitation to move more deeply into partnership with Him. There’s no way to believe and sit on my butt.
What do you think? What is God inviting you to join Him in? Will you sit or move with Him?