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“If you live cautiously, your friends will call you wise. You just won’t move many mountains. “ -Bill Johnson
My wife, Karen, and I recently saw the movie, “Secretariat.” (What a great movie!). There are so many illustrations of faith to be seen in the actions on the screen. I was thinking while walking to our car, “So much of the time we make our “faith decisions” based on what is more accurately called calculated risk than it would be a true Biblical response of faith. In other words, while we determine to “take a risk” we also decide if the move we are about to make still has an acceptable “recovery plan.”
As Bill Johnson says, “We live cautiously…”
We like to think it’s wisdom, but it’s really something else. And that something else has put us in places where we won’t get hurt. We won’t loose much – if any – reputation. But, this calculated caution will keep us from experiencing, “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth (my earth) as it is in heaven.”
You and I are going to “make mistakes.” Welcome to planet earth and the human frame. But, as a man named Elbert Willis used to say (referring to Peter walking on the water), “I’d rather be a wet water walker, than a dry boat sitter!”
Your Kingdom, Lord! Your Kingdom!
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