Fear vs. Faith

“Moses had buried his zeal and confidence long ago in the blistering sands of Midian, far from the princely pomp of Egypt. When he looked in the mirror now, all he saw as an eighty-year-old waste of time…and wait a minute!…some kind of bush on fire or something.

“Settledness is the enemy of service. When we get comfortable spending our nights watching TV documentaries or ingesting more news than we could use in ten lifetimes, God’s gentle nudging for us to–let’s say, call someone on our church’s prayer list–is easy to shoot down. We fear those awkward pauses in conversation. We worry we might catch someone at a bad time. We might not know them well enough and come off sounding nosy. Fear comes in all kinds of excuses–and leaves us settling for much less than God’s best.”  — Lawrence Kimbrough

Complacence among Christians may be the devil’s best ally. All it takes to make the world our friend is to forget it is our enemy; and all it takes to make God our enemy is to make the world our friend.  James 4:4
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