Friday, June 22, 2012
5 minute Friday
It is that time again! Time to write for 5 minutes, unedited, and post whatever rambling thoughts travel from my brain to fingertips. You can read more here.
This week's topic: Risk
The very word scares me. Am I risk taker? No. I like life in a safe little bubble. How Godly is that?
After 9-11 I realized there is no such thing as a "safe little bubble". As much control as we think we have, well really we have none.
I'm on my first youth group trip as a chaperone this weekend. One of the really cool parts is that the adults get recreation time...outdoor challenging games....as well as Bible study time while the kids are in their groups. Today we talked about the sovereignty of God and I gotta tell ya'....there is great comfort in that. I can rest in that. I can risk in that!
No matter what happens He has it under control. God is not in Heaven wringing His hands, pacing with worry or anxiety. As my twin reminded me, He doesn't freak out about things. He has this. He has me. Even during the 9-11 times, during the Red Sea times, during the manna times...all the time!
He risked it all....he paid it all...I can get out of my comfort zone and risk failure...risk "exposure"....risk
vulnerability...risk speaking truth...
The opposite of faith is fear...maybe there are times that the opposite of faith is risk?