Take the Leap

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I saw the boy from across the park.
Midair.
I couldn’t believe he did it.
Jumped right off the ledge.
I had mixed emotions pulsing.
What if he gets hurt?
But he didn’t. He made it. And just like that he was climbing up again.
Only this time he was shouting for me, “Momma, come here. Come here. Watch this.”
He didn’t know I saw.
I ran to him.

All giddy and out of breath, “You can call this my leap of faith.”

He leaped again.
No fear.
Pure power. He landed firm.
Has God called you to take a leap of faith?
Sometimes a leap is just taking a baby step. The boy didn’t get a running start. He just took a step forward.
Stepping into something new or out of something old can be scary.
You may be hesitating.
If I step out, what if things don’t work out?
I would rather be alone in the will of God, than miserable out of the will of God.
What will people think?
It’s a real good thing the boy didn’t ask me first what he should do. I would’ve definitely said it was a no go. Don’t do it. I like the sure thing. Predictable and comfortable.

Proverbs 29:25 The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD shall be safe.
You may fear the future.
Fear and unbelief go hand in hand.
1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear.
The boy had no one and nothing to depend on.
He had his faith. He had his God. More so, his God had him.
Your God has you.
If God called you to do it, He will give you everything you need to accomplish it.
Physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

2 Chronicles 16:9 “For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him…”

God wants you to wholly rely on Him for every detail.
You are safe in His hands. Safe to give Him all.



Let That Go

 
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Found this guy along the road. Alive and well. Made me think of Pharaoh. And the plagues. And the frogs all over Egypt. They were everywhere.
Destroying everything.
Have you ever wondered why Pharaoh was so stubborn?
Why didn’t he just let the people go?
God tried to be gentle with him. He sent others to talk with him.
Warn him. Exhort him. Beg him.
But he still refused to listen.
Pharaoh wanted things to change. He begged for a reprieve.
One was available.
Let’s be clear. He had a choice.
Exodus 8:9-10 You set the time!” Moses replied. “Tell me when you want me to pray for you, your officials, and your people. Then you and your houses will be rid of the frogs…”
So he said, “Tomorrow.”
What was he thinking?
This plague was destroying him, his family, his job and everyone around him.
And yet, he wanted one more day with his frogs.
We’re not so different than Pharaoh. In fact, we’re way more like him than we care to admit.
Each of us have frogs in our lives.
Things that need to go.
Relationships, addictions, pride, unbelief, anger…just to name a few.
God told us to let it go a long time ago. We keep holding on.
We say, “Tomorrow.”
Give me one more night with the frogs.
We each have a choice.
John 5:6 … “Do you want to be made well?”
The ball is in your court. Things will change the moment you say so.
It is a matter of obedience. We are not at the mercy of some disease that is out of our control. We can’t blame our parents nor our circumstances.
In the secular world, sin is often labeled as a disease. Therefore, you are not personally responsible for your actions. No culpability. Just a victim.
That’s nonsense.
If you’re not sure what you’re dealing with, just look in the word of God. That is the only place to find truth.

John 8:32 …The truth shall set you free.

You are a slave to sin.
At your choosing, you can be set free.
Jesus Christ came to set the captives free.
Either you are a slave of Jesus Christ, or you are a slave of sin.

Sin is blatant mutiny against God, and either sin or God must die in my life. The New Testament brings us right down to this one issue— if sin rules in me, God’s life in me will be killed; if God rules in me, sin in me will be killed.-O. Chambers

If Christ is your Master, give Him full reign of your life.

Straddling the fence with one foot in the world and one foot in the church is painful. There is no rest. No peace. Only constant turmoil.

I know. I did it.

God loves you too much to have you continue on status quo. He is trying to get your attention.

1 Peter 5:6-7 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

Today.
Let that go.
Today.



Choosing the Right Path

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