Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Its time to jump!

Risk your life and get more than you ever dreamed of. Play it safe and end up holding the bag. - Luke 19 v 26 (Mess)

Jesus said this after he told about a story about a guy who played it safe with the resources of a King.

God has given me so much yet I am very cautious in almost everything I do. I even invest my money in the "cautious" fund (what little I have. I'm always telling my kids to be careful.

Being cautious in some things maybe a good thing but when it comes to following Jesus it would appear that cautious is not on His agenda. Sometimes our caution is so that we can somehow keep our illusion of control.

With God my caution can show my lack of trust in God.

My giving is cautious because if I give more than I can afford I don't trust that He will provide.

My prayers are cautious because I don't believe he will answer them.

I am cautious in telling others about Him because I fear rejection.

I don't act by faith because I am not sure he will turn up.

My caution robs me of ever finding out the all sufficiency of God and His love for me that drives Him to show up on my behalf. Not always how we expect Him to turn up. But turn up he always does.

If you play it safe in life, you've decided that you don't want to grow anymore. - Shirley Hufstedler

It may be time to JUMP!


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