Cliff jumping isn’t for wimps. It takes a lot of guts to step off the edge of a cliff and plummet into the crystal blue water below. Regardless if it’s bravery or insanity, without a wholehearted commitment to jump, you’re history.
Whether you are like me and won’t ever yell “Geronimo” while plunging for of a cliff, because I don’t swim, or whether you might be crazy enough to do it, there’s a lesson to be learned here. As we walk with Christ, we all have a chance to do some “spiritual cliff jumping”. To get to that point of God I trust you no matter what.
Everyday we’re faced with opportunities to trust God completely. Sometimes it’s as extreme as losing a job or finding out some life changing news. Maybe it’s a chance to share Christ or getting involved in a new ministry. It could be just the frustration of waiting. Circumstances are out of our control and the unknown can be a very frightening place.
Have you be stepping to edge looking over reluctant to just jump? When you trust and obey you won’t be aimlessly falling into the blue water, instead you find yourself trusting completely in the hand of God. So go ahead and take that next step. The territory may be unknown to you, but the Father knows exactly where you are going to land.
“I cried out, “I’m slipping” and your unfailing love, O LORD, supported me. When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer.” Ps. 94:18-19
When I think about the heroes of the faith, they all have at least one thing in common. They were all willing to trust God no matter what with their lives and step out. Their confidence in God far outweighs any risk.
God called him to pack up and move and Abraham obeyed even though he didn’t know where he was going. Gen. 12:1-4 & Hebrews 11:8-10
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego
Facing being burned to death for the sake of Go’s name. Daniel 3
Took Mary as his wife even though many people thought it was scandalous. Matthew 1:20-21
Your willingness to trust God no matter what the circumstance, will have a lasting impact on the lives around you. You could be another hero to add to the ever growing list of those who have trusted God for that next step.
Maybe I do need to follow through on getting those swimming lessons.