When I was younger & more impulsive, I had a paragliding adventure that seemed kind of scary for lots of reasons. But instead of dropping out of the sky in a gravity plunge, I caught a thermal which shot me straight up like a rocket!
Sometimes when we agree to follow Jesus, it might initially feel like a free fall, particularly when we relinquish control to Jesus for making decisions. But let me encourage you that no matter what happens around you, following Jesus is merely a free fall for our flesh but a rocket ride for our heart! Good things begin to align when we take the plunge & trust Jesus 🙂
I LOVE new adventures, so this weekend was absolutely a BLAST! I had the honor to visit & minister in Argentina, a new country for me & I LOVED it!!!
I also made some new friends, Santiago, Thomas, Ana, Chad, Daniella & lots more – so much FUN! It was particularly amazing to join in a totally God led conversation with Santiago, Thomas & Ana on a random bus ride – such an amazing experience!
It completely rocks my world to always have new adventures with God & I hope that I say “yes” to God more & better than I say “wait” or “no”.
Saying “yes” to God often is the same as saying “no” to fear, selfishness, impossible & discouragement. So let’s make our default answer to whatever God asks us to do, “Yes!” And let the adventure begin!
One time when I was in China back in the dark ages, I had a really cool opportunity to go para-gliding! To make a long story short, when I ran off the cliff to catch some wind & I caught what’s known as a thermal. It was like zipping up an elevator shaft, crazy fast!!!!! At first, I thought I should let go of the para-glider thing & then I quickly thought that was a stupid idea & I should hold of for the ride & see how far up I could go. Needless to say, it was very unnerving at first, but after I decided to settle in for the ride, the whole thing became like a religious experience & very powerful!
In a similar way, it seems to me that God is always inviting us to walk in higher ways (without drugs) but maybe we shirk from walking in these higher levels because we are afraid of heights, new experiences or maybe even afraid of falling or failing. Here are a few encouraging points to consider about heights & spires:
Aspire – let God work into your desires greater & higher aspirations: God’s ways are higher than our ways
Perspire – there’s some truth to the idea of “sweat equity” & even Paul talks about working out our salvation with fear & trembling
Conspire – dream and brainstorm with God about what divine paths & opportunities God would have you explore