Following Jesus

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Take a hunting trip in Alaska!

Or raft the Colorado through the Grand Canyon.

Perhaps take a journey in Africa and sleep with the lions.

What a cool list of fun activities. What could be better? Swimming with sharks? Climbing Mt. Everest?

Or how about the Iditarod? Dog racing across the frozen North in the dead of winter!

Better yet, hike to the South Pole. Discover Antarctica.

There’s one thing all these trips have in common: Don’t come unprepared.

We must have a guide, a person who knows the ropes, is aware of the pitfalls, and can provide a safety net when the worst comes our way.

Proverbs 11:14 says it like this:

“Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.”

Don’t hire one guide, take two or three. In an abundance of counselors there is safety.

Our Christian walk is a trek across a glacier, a journey through a lava field, and a scramble along a teetering cliff face. We’ll only find our way when we have an expert showing us the safest place to place our feet.

That expert is Jesus. He guides us using our pastor, our Sunday school teacher, our time in the Word, and our moments of prayer.

Following Jesus is the best way to avoid the dangerous pitfalls of life.  

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Excerpt of the Day

Man might run from God, but the true believer can stand tall in the presence of the everlasting Lord.

From The Sky Ran Away with the Earth,  Posted 11 May 2015