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Thursday, August 13, 2009

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I am back from my vacation, and my "Cafe Chat" break. For the last several weeks I have been re posting some of my previous "Chat" questions. Thanks to all who participated in this meme during my hiatus. I missed interacting with you weekly, but hope to start visiting your blogs/websites again weekly.

"Comfort Zone". Two words or a phrase that has become very popular in our everyday language for years now. I remember when people first started talking about going out of their comfort zone. It wasn't long after that I would hear that phrase in the everyday chit chat of my circle of friends, as well as using the phrase myself.

Today I want to use this phrase as part of my question for our community. However, I would like to add a word to the beginning of the phrase. Let's think in terms of our "spiritual comfort zones". Let me explain a bit further.

We could use the phrase comfort zone for many things that don't really have anything to do with our spiritual lives, and when I say spiritual lives, I am specifically referring to our Christian walk with Jesus. It could be out of our comfort zone to attend a function alone, but that situation would really have nothing to do with our Christian walk.

On vacation I experienced something that I would say was out of my "spiritual comfort zone". When thinking about the question this week I came to believe that as a Christian I should almost always, maybe always, be out of my "spiritual comfort zone" when it comes to life. If I am operating out of my "comfort zone" than that means that Jesus can work through me to do something that either I can't accomplish, or at least something that fear holds me back from accomplishing through Jesus. When Jesus operates through me to perform something I cannot do, then He gets the credit and the Glory. That it how is should be.

So today I ask you to tell me about a time you operated out of your "spiritual comfort zone"? If you are finding it hard to come up with an example, why do you think that is the case?

(FYI: Today I used the term "spiritual comfort zone"... I am using the term lightly to ask a question, not to develop my own phrase)

Blessings, Kim

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Blogger Janet said...

This was very thought-provoking. My response is here.

August 13, 2009 at 12:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kim, thanks so much for the great question! I loved it because I'm in a time of operating out of my comfort zone now! I wrote about it here…l-comfort-zone/

Blessings and Peace ~~ Aurora

August 13, 2009 at 6:57 PM  
Blogger you gotta wonder said...

Nice topic, Kim. Here's my post:

August 14, 2009 at 10:30 PM  
Anonymous Ramsey said...

Here is mine! Great topic this week!

August 16, 2009 at 5:02 PM  

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