Reactions to temperature
I’m not sure who first came up with the now-famous “Are you a thermometer or thermostat?” question. I’ve heard it used in pulpits and business meetings and even health seminars.
Here’s the bottom line – we get to choose. Consider this –
When it’s too hot or too cold in a room, do you:
a) Walk out and go somewhere else where the temperature is more to your liking
b) Put on/take off a sweater as needed
c) complain loudly to anyone who will listen. Blame the people in charge. Blame the enemy. Assert vigorously that the people in charge are controlled by the enemy.
d) pray fervently that destruction of the room and rescue of all within will come quickly, and that many will join you in this ongoing prayer.
e) wish fervently to be miraculously removed from the situation, and wish for your friends and family (well, the ones that you like) to be removed as well (but not those bad people, they must die.)
f) get up and adjust the thermostat.
Church, it’s time … what will you do?