Friday, June 22, 2012

5 Minute Friday...Take a risk!

Today I am linking up with Lisa-Jo over at her newly remodeled site; tales from a Gypsy Mama. We  are given one word and five minutes to write, no editing allowed. Today's word is a good one...Risk. Read my post and then head over to Lisa-Jo's site to see what others have to say.



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David took a risk when he approached Saul and said let me deal with Goliath.
Esther took a risk when she approached the king.
Ruth took a risk when she chose to go with Naomi to a foreign land.
Elisabeth Elliot took a risk when she chose to live with the very people who killed her husband.
Corrie ten Boom took a risk when she chose to help the Jewish people.

Risk takers are all around us. Today, I consider the greatest risk takers to be those who live in countries where their very lives are in danger if they speak of Jesus. Yet, they do it anyway. Why? Because they love Jesus, and want to spread the Gospel.

There is risk in our own lives as well, perhaps we aren't risking our lives everyday like some in this world are. But we still have been given the same task; to spread the Gospel. What are we doing to make sure this happens? Are we reaching out, taking a risk, or our we staying too comfortable in our lives? I ask myself this same question. Which has the greater reward risk or comfort? I'm sure all those mentioned above now the answer, sometimes we need to get a little or a lot uncomfortable to carry out God's command in Acts 1:8.

 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for this call to action. Great post! We have some great role models for taking risks don't we.

    Visiting from Five Minute Friday!

    So glad I stopped by, it's been a blessing.

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  2. good thoughts... so many levels of things to think about.

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  3. Great post! I am amazed that you were able to come up with all that in 5 minutes :)

    I am definitely guilty of getting a little too comfy. I want so badly to see people come to Christ but I often hesitate to tell people straight up that they need Jesus. I think it's because I feel responsible to defend Jesus, or prove to the person that Jesus is God. Or sometimes I just fear the awkwardness of it all.

    I'm getting better at it... and I try my best to live out my faith in front of others... but I still would like to have the courage to share the Gospel more often!

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