This Week’s Verse: “Abundant peace belongs to those who love Your instruction; nothing makes them stumble.” Psalm 119:165 (HCSB)
We’ve all known someone at one point or another who lived their life adventurously. They took risks, like skydiving or rock climbing, coming out of those experiences with as fond of an appreciation for life as ever. Plus, they always have stories to share when you get together with them for coffee.
It takes a lot of trust to skydive. You have to trust the pilot of the plane to fly you over the drop zone and tell you the correct time to jump. You have to trust the instructor you’re with to teach you how to correctly jump and when to pull your parachute so you land safely back on the ground. Heck, you have to trust that your parachute isn’t busted when you pull the cord on your descent back to earth.
There are probably several other factors that go into skydiving that I’ve missed, but I’ve never been skydiving, so I’m going to move on from the illustration.
This week’s focus is living with abandon, and I feel Psalm 119:165 really captures that view I want to emphasize. Because of our faith in Jesus, we’re given this gift of peace, meaning we find our rest and strength in Him. This peace He’s given grants us the capability to live our lives out without fear. How cool is that? We have the ability to live our lives with the knowledge that God has everything under control.
Examine your life and find ways to live with abandon this week. When we root ourselves in the Lord, we have the confidence to live for Him. We can trust Him to deliver us through life’s trials.
Prayer: Thank You for providing peace throughout my life. Help me continue to live out Your will for my life. Amen.