Hi Rock Church family!
Well it certainly seems as though fall is here. Many of you may know that I’m a summer girl. Although my first inclination is to hold onto those long sunny days and warm firefly filled nights with all my might, I have to admit this fall thing is turning out pretty great. Sometimes life can be like that though, can’t it? We spend a lot of energy holding on to something, without thinking that there just may be something else pretty great that we could be missing by resisting unnecessarily.
Just like on Sunday when we talked about the difference between being comfort-able and being comfort-ed. These are two very different concepts, but oh so closely related. If we remain comfortable, safe in our own little comfort zone, we likely miss something incredible that God wants to do in or through us. BUT, if we are willing to step out of that comfortable place, God will often use us to do things beyond what we could have ever possibly imagined. And if those things that take us out of our comfort zones are hard (and - here’s a shocker – they will probably at times be VERY hard), God promises to always be there to comfort us. Only in those places, where we allow God to be our comfort and our refuge, can we truly experience that Real Hope that God offers us through His son Jesus. And the greatest part about that? We then get the opportunity to share that comfort with others. How good is our God to us?!