Friday, May 30, 2014

Step Out

 I believe now more than ever, we need to be visible, audible, and able to be felt. Why? Because our computers, phones, and I Pad's are mere barriers that offer only black and white words.

People still need hugs. People still need to feel the love of Jesus. They need to be able to hear every expression, whether it be through laughter, sadness, frustration, etc. They need to see tears, joy, hope, love, kindness, gentleness and forgiveness in the flesh.

Technology can't express those things. Now, don't misunderstand what I am saying. Technology is not a bad thing. When used properly it has many great qualities and benefits.

But Christ made us, humans, in flesh, to bring His love and comfort to those in need. He created us to go out and do and be and love. He created us to be present, available, and in person.

It's so much easier to hide behind a computer or phone, but to actually go out and be visible in the midst of messy, that's hard, uncomfortable and scary, but we should never let that paralyze us from doing what we were put here to do.

Jesus says in 2 Timothy 1:7-"For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline." 

This is just one of His promises He gives to encourage us and give us confidence as we step out to be His hands and feet.

Jesus help us to step out from behind our phones and computers and fellowship with others the way You did, in person. Fill us with the confidence we need to enter the messiest places, the broken places, the unknown places, even the most joyous places. Amen