Good morning brothers and sisters. I was reading this morning and not really studying but just reading. And I came across something in 1 Thessalonians and I wondered, does my life look like this? Do I do this? No not always. But I need to strive to do this. 1Thessalonians 4:9-12. 4- But concerning brotherly love you have no need that I should write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another; 10- and indeed you do so toward all the brethren who are in all Macedonia. But we urge you, brethren, that you increase more and more; 11- that you also aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you, 12- that you may walk properly toward those who are outside, and that you may lack nothing. Do I love like I should? Oh, I love those who are dear to me. But do I love those that I don't even know? Do I love those who don't love me? Do I lead a quiet life? And if the answer is yes, do I do the most important question. Do I increase more and more or I am just comfortable? What a slap in the face? I don't think I increase what I should. I think I like to stay comfortable. But to grow in Jesus Christ, it must be uncomfortable. Why? Because if it was always comfortable, I would know what to do and would not really have to seek Him. But if I allow Him to increase, it will get uncomfortable. And I continued on reading, not going through it all but the scripture that God made me stop and ponder on. 1Thessalonians 5:14-22. Here is more instructions for my life. 14- Now we exhort you brethren, warn those who are unruly, comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak, be patient with all. 15- See that no one renders evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good both for yourselves and for all. 16- Rejoice always, 17- pray without ceasing, 18- in everything give thanks; for THIS is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 19- Do not quench the Spirit. 20- Do not despise the prophecies. 21- Test all things; hold fast what is good. 22- Abstain from every form of evil. We all know the will of the Father for our lives but are we willing to be uncomfortable to have it? Rise up child of God, rise up!