The Lord has been asking me to do REALLY uncomfortable things as of lately. Anybody? Anybody else feeling the same type of squeeze? Here’s how you know you are hearing from God and He is asking you to do something….YOU DON’T WANT TO DO IT! It makes your REALLY uncomfortable. And yet, in the quiet of your heart, you know what He is asking you to do lines up with who you are at the core of your truest and freest self. You were designed to live your life following the fullness of His commands. His commands are in place because He loves us. His love is the cause, and the effect is our obedience.
Every night around 7 pm I have a craving. “Something sweet. I just need something sweet. I’ve had a long hard day, and something sweet would hit the spot.” So see, you’re not alone in your struggle against your flesh and blood that CRAVES…I get it. Sure I am craving something sweet. But really it’s the comfort; the “let down” of a hormone called serotonin that gets released when I eat something sweet. But what if I reached for something greater? What if instead of the temporary let down of a momentary comfort, I reached higher for my Comforter. How else will I know my Comforter unless I reach for Him when I am in need of comfort.
But the Comforter, [which is] the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.- John 14:26
Our modern culture does not set us up well to handle discomfort. We have a LOT of resources in place to help calm our inconvenient moment of ache; boxed foods for late night cravings, drive-thrus for when we are pressed for time, cyber rooms for when we feel alone, internet porn for a quick sensual release, quick cash (with 20% interest per day) from the corner loan center. All of these seem to offer a quick release or a “let down” that gets our hopes high for a minute while our King of all comfort says “Draw near to me, and I will draw near to you”. Come to me with your craving and I will satisfy. I want to back up what I have taught you about myself in my Word.
At our core, we are addicts. Addicted to comfort.
The Comforter is calling. But as long as we run to other resources instead of the one who is The Source of all that is good, we will never fully inherit His promises for today. Take courage in that next uncomfortable moment and let Him become your enough. He is more than sufficient. Take a bite out of His comfort. There’s plenty of Him to go around.
Take courage in that next uncomfortable moment and let The King of Comfort come. Take a bite out of His comfort. There’s plenty of Him to go around for your times of need. Train your body to follow wherever the Spirit leads, even if it’s into the most uncomfrotable places.
This #WorkoutWednesday you are invited to move your body and listen to this Reving The Word podcast/workout on the topic of comfort. If you are brave and aching for change, you will lace up and press play. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast for all trainings and teachings. (Android users: download that Podbean app and search ‘Revelation Wellness’)
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