Take Any Risks Lately?

I am not a natural risk taker. I like to play it safe. I like to do my research. I like to get all the t’s crossed and the i’s dotted. I like to have a plan.

But sometimes God comes in and says, “Nah, you aren’t going to have any of that. Come and follow me.”

He told Abraham, “Go to a place I will show you.” There was no plan, just the risk of faith and following.

He told the disciples, “Leave your day jobs and come follow me.” They did.

He told the same group (and he tells us), “Take up your cross.”

Sometimes God says wait. Sometimes God says go. Sometimes God is a bit quiet and we are a tad uncertain.

The Christian life is always one of faith, hope, love, and trust.

There should always be some elements of every Christian’s life that are just unexplainable except that God is showing up and doing something bigger than you can do.

We do a lot of careful planning and heartfelt praying at Living Word. Much of the time we have a clear plan from God about what we are to do as we partner with him about his great purposes.

But from time to time, we step out in faith, and take a holy risk … trusting him to provide.

So, have you taken any risks lately?

How about taking one today?

Pastor Brian

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