Timmy Brister posted the following video, and it just reminded me again of what I’m afraid of most: settling into a comfortable life, and not seeking the bondage of Christ.
I have been blessed abundantly and extravagantly, spiritually, yes, and also materially. Laura and I were given, just flat out given so much in the past months — money and gifts. We have so many nice things now — reclining seats, nice bookshelves (which I still need to assemble), a crazy-cool espresso machine (see my previous post on that). Not to mention a brand-new house.
It terrifies me.
I can see how easy it is, to settle in, and just be comfortable.
I don’t think what Laura and I have is wrong to have. We have been praying, since we started the process of building/buying our house, that God would save 25 people in the next 5 years through it — through our family, our hospitality, our witness in our communities.
Please, pray for us. Pray that God would shake us constantly. Pray that we would feel unsettled in our place, knowing that we are moving toward Christ-likeness and that our house is not our eternal and permanent home. Pray that our lives would not be wasted.