I am reading a book by Terry Crist, Leaving the Comfort Zone: A Call to Radical Christianity. Oooh, even the title is a little out of my “zone.” I’ve never really given much thought to how the zone works or where the boundaries are, but this book is making me realize my comfort zone is not very big at all. I am currently in a tiny bubble that needs to be popped.
“When you dance, leap as high as you can. When you pray, do so with all your might. When you weep, cry hard. When you repent, pour out your heart so that all of heaven and hell can hear you.” This quote is one I want on my wall. We hold too much in. We protect ourselves too much. This reminds me of a movie where all the man can say is “Yes” to everything. Given, the values in this movie were not all Christian, but the concept was a good one. He stepped out and said yes to every opportunity that came by. What if we said “yes, God” to every thought that came from Him? I think we know more often than we let on that it’s God that’s telling us what to do. As humans, we don’t want to be told what we can and can’t do. It’s in our nature. You have to laugh when someone says, “I don’t deal well with authority,” or “I don’t like being told what to do” because, in reality, who does?
“When we don’t know how to properly react, we usually reject.” How many times does God get rejected? How many times can he count that we have heard Him, but silently said no? He is that voice inside that calls to us, asking gently, “Will you do this for me?”