What a great message on Sunday….God says to Abram, “Leave your country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land I will show you. 2 I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you. I will make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and I will place a curse on those who harm you. And all the people on earth will be blessed through you.” Genesis 12:1-3
I remember one of my favorite moments from last summer. It involved my daughter and I going down the 40 foot hight, 700 foot long zipline at Carolina Creek Christian Camp. I thought surely my little girl is not going to want to do that….boy was I wrong! I remember for both of us that we had to make a decision…if we wanted to experience the thrill of flying through the air we had to leave the comfort and secuirty of the ground. So we started the long ascent up the steps. Why does it always seem so much higher once you get up to the top than it does from the ground?
We got to the top and we were hooked into the cable and we were sitting up there together. Both of our bodies were a little stiff and a little aprehensive. I looked over at her and asked her if she was ready. 1…2….3….we both slid off the security of the platform and the next thing we knew we are flying down the line, yelling, laughing, swinging our arms, kicking our legs and LIVING! What a great moment! The truth is we could never have had that moment if we would have refused to LEAVE the security of the ground. So when God asks you to LEAVE the comfort of what you’re used to for a chance to experience the WILD adventure of following Him by faith…..Don’t miss out!