An expert tight rope walker wanted to break the world record and cross over one of the deepest ravines without any nets. So he began advertising his stunt and when the day came a lot of people gathered to watch him.
So the man asked the crowd “Do you believe that I can walk to the end and back without falling?”
“We believe! We believe!” shouted the crowd.
So the man walked all the way to the end and back. The crowd bursted in applause. Then the man asked them once again “Do you believe that I can walk to the end and back with someone riding on my back?”
Once again the crowd shouted in unison “We believe! We believe!”
Then the man asked the crowd “Who will volunteer to ride on my back as I cross the rope?”
The crowd fell silent…so silent that you could hear a pin needle hit the floor. Finally a young boy came up to the man and said “I volunteer.”
The man asked the boy “Are you sure?”
“Yes” came the reply of the boy.
So the boy rode on his back…they crossed the tight rope and came back safely and once again the crowd exploded in cheers. When the boy got off the man’s back he said “That was fun. Thanks dad!”
You see the boy was brave enough to volunteer because he had a relationship with his father. He trusted that his father could do it, and he really believed in his father that he stepped out in faith to volunteer.
Many Christians today are like those in the crowd. Ecstatic to declare that they believe in God yet too doubtful to step out in faith. It’s one thing to say that you believe, it’s another to actually act upon what you believe in.
Until we have surrendered we have not truly believed.
“Why worry when you can pray?”
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Anonymous asked: Hi! I really like your blog, it's really inspiring. But I've got a question for you. What to do with regret? And then I'm not talking about regrets of buying the wrong shoes, but really regreting going to bed with your (now ex-) boyfriend for example. It's driving me crazy. I wish I could turn back time and do make the right choice this time. But I can't. I regret it so incredibly much. What to do?
Hi Anon. Sorry just got to reply to your message. It’s amazing that the day you asked this, was the day I too struggled with past mistakes. I know how hard it is to let go and move on… but at the end of the day it is always a choice.
Usually what helps me move on from the past is to ask for forgiveness to those i’ve hurt. To God, and to the concerned persons. Sometimes it’s a bit shameful to even talk about the mistake (Especially if they don’t know about it) but it frees us from the weight of guilt.
Also the truth of the matter is you’re forgiven and loved. all our past mistakes have been forgiven by God. Now the problem is if we will forgive ourselves. The enemy will constantly try to bring u down by reminding us of our past, but we can fight back by reminding him of his future. At the end of the day, God has forgiven us and we are new creations in Him and we can start over-fresh slate and all.
Also we can’t really move backwards and turn back time. So that leaves us with one and only one option. To MOVE FORWARD. Moving forward is a choice. and it will be a choice we will HAVE to make EVERY SINGLE DAY. When the past haunts, we have to choose to let the past live in the past and keep moving forward.
And yes it will be difficult at times, but always remember you have Jesus with you. He will be your strength to carry on, even in our darkest moments. That’s how amazing His grace is.
So let us rejoice that in Christ we are new creations. The old has gone, the new has come. -2 Corinthians 5:17
qantu asked: Hi DJ! I wanted to know if we could ever lose our salvation. For example, if we accepted Christ when small and lived a ungodly life, where do we go after? :-) Thank you.
Hi Isa! Good question.
One can not lose this salvation. Hebrews 13:5 ” Never will I [Jesus] leave you nor forsake you.”
Matthew 7:16 “By their fruits you shall know them.”
Our works do not save us, cause salvation is by grace through faith in Christ. Salvation is not all about us receiving blessings, but it also includes sincere repentance. If one truly wants to follow Christ he or she would be willing to let go of the wrong ways.
Supposedly one was really sincere and did accept Christ—-but backslid or got lost along the way…well no, they do not lose their salvation. However the rewards in heaven will not be the same as those who lived according to what God had intended. :) It’s like the parable of the talents :)
One of the nicest comments of the day:
Ms. Kelly (my Events Manager): What’s your religion?
Me: Oh I’m a Born-Again Christian
Ms Kelly: Ah no wonder you’re such a nice person.
/// and by religion i mean lifestyle of constant relationship with God ;) not the rituals ///
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