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?