Thursday, February 9, 2012

Caution: Risks Ahead

Our church will be comprised of three campuses by the end of the year. I've never been a part of a dynamic church like this: a church where it grows and there is concern for reaching the lost and there are real steps and actual movement in making visions a reality. And so, a third campus.

There is such risk in taking on another church and claiming their debt as our own and training them up in the way they should go. Plus - sending our own to this new space to help it grow strong roots. We live across the street from the campus we attend and will likely not be asked to move, and of course I am very comfortable with this fact.

But we're not supposed to be comfortable are we? Jesus didn't tell us to go out into the world and be comfortable. And try as I might to twist the words in bright red font in my Bible, I can't get around that small detail. I am glad that my church community will challenge me to sacrifice, to risk, to take a step or two in faith.

Because let's be honest, that is quite the opposite of my spirit. I've always been comfortable and I've never  once had need. I've always chosen a safe step. I may agonize over my safe steps and create unnecessary drama because in my small mind it's a great big deal... but the truth is I don't think I've ever risked anything.

One of my growing goals is to change this - I want to be so trusting of God's plan that I don't fear where He leads. Lord, change me.