Learning to Take Risks

Yesterday morning I had the opportunity to lead devotions for the Operation Christmas Child team in Charlotte and I spoke on not worrying for the future and taking risks for God. Thought I would share what I said yesterday….

Mark 10: 29-31 says, “No one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age.”

I thought this scripture was encouraging. Although it is hard for me to imagine leaving everything behind for Jesus, as the disciples did, I know that God will provide everything I need and more.

Shane Clairborne in Irresistable Revolution goes on to say, “Rather than accumulating stuff for oneself, followers of Jesus abandon everything, trusting in God alone for providence.”

Matthew 10:28 says, “We should not fear those things which can destory the body, but we are to fear that which can destory the soul.”

Claiborne comments, “We Christians are not called to safety, but we are promised that God will bewith us when we are in danger, and there is no better place to be than in the hands of God.”

It may be difficult to take leaps of faith, but God is constantly surrounding us and providing for us. He wants us to fully trust in Him so that His will be done, not our own.

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