October 4, 2016 faith enough 

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Good morning, DearHeart,Risk. Pete comes to mind when I think of taking risks. Peter is probably my favorite of Jesus’ close peeps. He was the risk-taker. He took the trust-step, right off the side of the boat. And, can’t you just see “the others”, from the safe wooden platform, life jacket within reach, shaking their heads, rolling their eyes, very possibly heckling: “here he goes again”, “Pete, quit being stupid, you’re gonna drown”, “he’s losing it, guys”. 

We know the story. Peter began to sink … we hear people and sermons on how Peter FAILED to walk on the water, but that is not the way my Bible reads. My Bible says that Peter walked on the water to go to Jesus:

“And, He said, “Come”. And when Pete was come down out of the ship, HE WALKED ON THE WATER to go to Jesus.” Matt 14:29

Beloved, this is not failure! Peter asked a huge thing of God. No wonder God used him in such a fantastic way during the days that followed. 

He’s also guilty of denying Jesus – but he was close enough to get caught. He had taken the risk to be close. No wonder he was the one chosen to preach the BIG sermon on the Day of Pentecost.

Mmm, it seems there have always been creators and criticizers. Some trust, even if it’s only about 77% worth, (or 7%!) that’s faith enough. Others watch securely from the deck in their chaise lounger with lemonade in hand, placing bets on your demise. Unfortunately, in the end, they are the ones that will be haunted by their missed opportunity. They could’ve walked on the water, too. They could’ve chosen to show up and participate in the opportunity. 

What “risk” is the God of the Angel Armies asking you to take? What victory does He have in store for you when you step right off the edge?

Wake up. 

Take His risk. 

Go. 

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About lewis3sunz

I am a blessed woman. Wife, daughter, mother of 3sunz, sister, author of 'Spirit Move Me: Memos to you that sway with the Holy Spirit', Jesus loving Oklahoma girl, I love exploring truth, early morning is my favorite time of day, teacher/trainer, lover of books and news and fascinated with butterflies, extreme right brained pondering creature; enjoy helping others find meaning, tap into their own inspiration and intuition to work more effectively, and overcome struggles and the rising and falling of life in the everyday grind and in small business/micro business worlds. Blessed with the crazy notion, the wild-eyed foolishness, and the madcap belief in the simple idea that I might help one to make a decision that makes a difference in the world . . . as stated by Ralph Waldo Emerson’s famous quote…“To know one life breathed easier because you lived, this is to have succeeded.” I get to use my small business background as a former owner of a Flower Shop and Hallmark Store and former co-owner of Disability Specialists, LLC, to help folks build dreams. I hold a M.Ed with emphasis on Adult Training and Education. I’d love to get my Doctorate in Educational Leadership . . . someday. My work centers on the belief that inside each of us lives a mesmerizing soul waiting to be revealed. Every day we can choose to trust the magic of our calling and take those unconventional moves to unlock an enchanted journey. I serve as Business and Industry Director and Business Development Services Coordinator at Canadian Valley Technology Center in Chickasha, Oklahoma.

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