Red Letter Challenge – Day 36

October 15 – Day 36

“I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” – Matthew 25:35

One of the best ways to grow the church and build God’s Kingdom is to continue meeting new people and getting involved in the community.  However, it’s not always easy to meet new people and it may not feel very comfortable to form new relationships outside of your circle of Christian friends.  But God never calls us to a life of comfort and ease.  Instead, He calls us to a life that pushes us out of our comfort zone.

I believe that the more I push myself out of my comfort zone, the more God shows up.  One of the nicknames of the Holy Spirit is the “Great Comforter.”  You probably don’t need the Holy Spirit if you never leave your comfort zone, but when you go beyond the levels of your comfort, you experience parts of God you would otherwise miss.  Therefore, I encourage you today to get more involved with people you don’t know very well or with people you may not know yet.  You never know where God might lead your relationship.

Challenge: Talk to a neighbor you haven’t met yet or to one you don’t know very well.  Try meeting new people this week.  Consider asking a friend to go with you to meet new people.

God’s Blessings,
Pastor Bill


Today’s devotion came from the book, “Red Letter Challenge,” by Zach Zehnder, pages 210-215.