Thursday, May 07, 2015

Staring Over the Edge

Yup, it sure is.

I can't believe it's Thursday already 
and once again I have not posted all week.

My mind is absorbed 
in some big decisions in our lives at the moment.

I've never been a huge risk taker.
I prefer the comfort zone of security
and the known
compared to the unknown of risk.
(Although I always did like the thrill
of jumping off the high board.
Don't know why that did not translate 
into the things of life for me).

In this Christian life of seeking God,
I think God calls us at some point 
to take a leap of faith.
It seems to be a given in our walk with Him.

And I think that time is upon my Hubby and me.
 God is calling us to step off the cliff
in an area of our lives.
In a good way.
Not to harm us.
But to show us how big of a God He is.

A big thing for a gal who grew up 
letting the "what if's" of my mom direct a lot of my life.
And a big thing for this time in our lives
when most look to sit back 
and slow down.

But that is where we find ourselves.
Almost forced to take that leap of faith.

But we will do it not on our own
but by grasping the hand of God.

Joshua 1:9
"Have not I commanded you? 
Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be you dismayed: 
for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go."


Faith said...

OOOHHH...I hope you're going to share with us, what your big leap of faith is!! either way, I pray God's direction and purposes over your life!! Happy almost weekend.....

Barbara H. said...

Those are indeed scary places. I much prefer security to getting anywhere near cliffs, physically or spiritually. Yet it is often during those times when we sense God's grace and power more intensely.

This reminded me of a quote from a book I just reviewed earlier this week called The Monday Morning Club. The author spoke of her husband having "jump off the cliff" type of faith whereas hers tended more toward security, and she wrote, " “The fences I thought meant security were the walls of a prison instead…A fearful spirit is never from the Lord (2 Timothy 1:7). It’s the prison, not the cliff, that’s the scary place. It’s awful to realize that my female anxieties can hinder God’s working through my husband. When His divine leading is clear to my human leader, it’s time for me to stop digging in my heels and join him in bold strides of faith, not because my husband is flawless, but because it’s God’s work we are doing, and He’s the One Who keeps us safe.” The first part of that really resonated with me, that the fences I set up to keep me safe and secure can actually become more of a prison and a hindrance instead.

Hope and pray that the Lord will make clear His will, whatever it is, and see you through.