It’s my daily devotional time! I try to do this 1st thing in the AM on the daily:
From OUR DAILY BREAD
In his book Stuntman! My Car-Crashing, Plane-Jumping, Bone-Breaking, Death-Defying Hollywood Life, Hal Needham reflects on taking risks. Needham has slugged it out in fist fights, raced cars at high speed, walked on wings of airborne planes, fallen off horses, and has even been set on fire! He risked his life to entertain film audiences and to distinguish himself as a top Hollywood stuntman.
Paul and Barnabas were also “men who have risked their lives” (Acts 15:26). But their motivation was far different. Their goal was to exalt Christ through the preaching of the gospel. As a missionary in the Roman Empire, Paul faced hazards that resulted in shipwrecks, beatings, persecution, and imprisonment—just to name a few (2 Cor. 11:22-30). But Paul was more than willing to take these risks to make Christ known.
Many believers take risks to spread Jesus’ good news. But fear of rejection causes others to remain silent. Have you been passively sitting on the sidelines ignoring opportunities to share the gospel? God has provided His Spirit to empower you (Acts 1:8) and His Word to make the message clear (Rom. 1:16). Ask God for the courage to speak up and witness for the Savior. Taking the risk will be well worth it.
Will you be bold in your witness
By giving lost sinners God’s Word?
Jesus will honor your service,
And sinners will surely be stirred. —Bosch
The rewards of witnessing are well worth the risks.
This devotional usually comes with some GREAT BOOK
reading. Today read Acts 15:7-26
It’s about time we take risks!! What risks will you be taking today? Thinking more about the risk than the reward will prevent you from being proactive about whatever it is that you need to get done today. Keeping your eye on the prize and never letting go of the dream that God’s given you will pay off. Keep at it.
I HAVE MINE IN MIND. There will be a lot of great things happening in the next few months so keep posted!
Oh!! Just googled “TAKE RISKS” on google and the first thing that popped up:
Some fun things that I love to do… and I want to go bungee jumping one day too.
I wrote about this a few days after I went and accomplished this goal. Bernice stays active: SKYDIVING POST!
I want to go again!
….that’s the past and now I’m thinking about what risks I want to take today…
Remember your blessings…count them day by day like you were to count reps while doing a set of shoulder presses today. haha..
Have a blessed day (and you should be already having one!)