The kingdom of God is like a group of cats living on a porch passively waiting to be fed by their master, at the same time, in the same place, day after day. Christ desires that we move out of the passive mundane routine getting what suffices for sustenance and remember what we were created to do: run, hunt, seek, explore. Food offered at the door of the house was once new, exciting, even relieving to discover…but it has run its course.
Christ desires to show us new things and push us out of the rote expectation that “barely getting by” isn’t enough and will eventually turn us into fat, lazy Christians who have lost all sense of instinct, intuition and knowledge of how to overcome the dangers and challenges of this world.
Get off the porch, therefore, and follow Christ into new wilderness. Regain passion, relearn the skills that once made you formidable, get out of the mode of reliance and take action, control and trust that God will provide.