Are you a thermometer or thermostat?

Every time the thermostat in your home starts the heat or air-conditioning, it’s because the temperature needs adjustment; and based on its thermometer, action is called for. When a follower of Christ engages others, the same components are there. There’s the ability to sense the current spiritual temperature, and the ability to implement change. However, here’s the challenging question; “Is there a willingness to engage and adjust the temperature of the conversation, or is there contentment to simply reflect the current environment?” Think about what the prophet Micah wrote:

“Mankind, He has told you what is good and what it is the LORD requires of you: to act justly, to love faithfulness, and to walk humbly with your God.”
– Micah 6:8 HCSB

If you only measure temperature, you’ll never be part of helping “condition” a room. At the same time, if you ignore the temp and keep everything blowing full speed, the room will become unbearable.

Being a thermostat will conflict with natural conditions because every time a heating/cooling system kicks on, it’s working to change what nature’s causing; that’s it’s purpose. Will you be part of influencing a room today by acting justly…loving faithfully…and walking humbly?

About cchrisholland

...husband, dad, pastor, teacher, and chronic day-dreamer
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2 Responses to Temperature

  1. Chip says:

    Great analogy. Great challenge!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Perfect analogy!! I love this! Thank you. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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