Dare, Dare, Double-dare

I can’t begin to enumerate the texts I claim as favorites:  Hebrews 13:5; Zephaniah 3:17; Psalm 91: Philippians 4:4; Philippians 4:19; Jeremiah 29:11; Jeremiah 31:3 to name but a few.  Which of God’s 8,000 promises resonates with you?  For instance, when I have to do something difficult or distasteful, I repeat “I can do all things…” When I need a stiff shot of Geritol, I remind myself, “Be still and know I am God.”

Having just revised and submitted two new book manuscripts for publication, I’m floundering as to which direction God would have me go from here.  (REBECCA’S CROSSING will be a paperback available through your local ABC and on Amazon.com.  And the other, for those of you who are plugged into the world of electronic reading, FLEE THE TIGER, is be available through Amazon.com as online e-book.)

Why do I mention this, besides plugging my newest releases.  :-)  Branching out into a new venue, for me, is scary.  What if I spent years working on the manuscript and no one buys it?  What if it gets forever lost in the vast array of new releases on the Internet?  What if?  What if?  Theses questions lead into my newest favorite text as found in Romans 8:15 Message paraphrase. “The resurrected life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life.  It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike, “What’s next, Papa?”

I tend to be timid, stuck in ruts of my own making, when what God desires for me is a faith-filled adventurous life, trusting Him to take care of the consequences.  If I really believe God is in charge of my life,  I can go anywhere and do anything to glorify Him, including scaling a tower in Dubai or skiing down the side of Mt. Everest.

Jesus said we need to become as little children.  What a refreshing way to live!  I love it.  Who wants to grow up and grow old anyway?  Do I know where He will lead me today?  What task does He have for me tomorrow?  I haven’t a clue.  But I can ask with certainty, “What’s next, Papa?”

How about you?  Are you a risk taker?  Do you crave adventure?  Can you be a kid again and eagerly, sincerely, ask God, “What’s next, Papa?”  Dare, dare, double-dare ya’!

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