Friday, July 14, 2017

Five Minute Friday - COMFORT

comfort ... sitting by the pool in the early morning quiet
Comfort
Comfort, ye, my people
a command to take seriously, like all commands in the Bible
give as I have given to you
ask, seek, knock
bless those who curse you
love your enemy

comforting is a request by God to show His love in our families, in our workplaces, in our lives … God must be seen

comforting includes cooking for people – comfort food … their comfort food
laughing with people, even if you didn't like the joke so much
accepting people where there are in their life with Jesus
sharing your pool in the early morning quiet with someone you might not like very much
loving and being kind to those who don't know Jesus yet and need to see Him through you

… and … the hardest one of all … forgiving

comforting is forgiving

forgiving someone brings comfort to them
forgiving someone brings comfort for you
and your mind
and your heart
and your soul

comfort is an every-day, constant, incessant, faithful, determined thing

comfort is God

and comfort isn't always comfortable