No matter what stage of my walk with Jesus I am in, I find myself frequently challenged to 'take courage' and step out of the boat when Jesus calls.
Have we lost the art of risk when it comes to our faith? Are we settling for play-it-safe, cookie-cutter religion that has no life, teeth, focus, or power to it?
I know risk and faith can be used by irresponsible people to do irresponsible things. But not risking can be used by overly responsible people to avoid the adventure God has called them to. I can fall, all too often, in this latter category!
It’s almost impossible to see God-things happen while we are playing it safe.
Most churches are playing it safe. Many Christians are playing it safe. Yes, risk can sometimes bring with it the element of danger. But, then again, not risking when faith calls us forward could be even more dangerous!
So, today might be a great day to pray about getting out of the boat, burning that play-it-safe bridge, starting that new God-venture or God-inspired adventure, going after that dream even though the stakes are high. Really, what do you have to lose? Really? And, really, what might you have to gain?