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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Just jump

So.. I had a moment of inspiration that the Lord gave me today and I wanted to share it with you. I already shared these words with a dear one back home.. I hope they touch your heart..

Sometimes being a christian can feel like you're standing on the high dive for the first time. Looking down over the side, past your feet into the water that seems a million miles away. Your heart pounds so furiously inside your chest that you think it will surly burst right open. Everyone is watching, waiting to see what you will do. People behind you are counting on you to move, so they can have their turn. But your stomach is in knots and your feet feel like lead balloons. It's really quite simple. All you have to do is jump. You've made it this far. You climbed the stairs, overcoming the urge to head back down with each step up. You walked down that board alone, showing all your friends and the strangers you have the courage it takes to tackle the challenge....even as every nerve in your body is shaking. As you look down, knowing you can't back out now.. too much is at stake, you wonder how long it will take to reach the bottom? What will it feel like when you touch the water? What will you look like when you hit? People are calling, yelling, screaming, hollering. You can't think above the noise and the fear gripping your heart. So, you close your eyes, take a deep breath and jump. Suddenly you are falling, with the sounds of chaos drowning in the background. The next few seconds, all is still and the only thing you feel is your beating heart. Then, the impact comes.. a sudden jolt and your submerged in water. Down you sink and suddenly you wonder how long it will take to be able to breath? As you lift your arms up, reaching for the sky you know is there, the weight from the strength of your arms is much greater then the water surrounding you. You begin to rise. Suddenly.. the light shines so brightly in your face your eyes crinkle at the edges. You breath the air so deeply, rushing the life saving fuel into your lungs. You feel electrified, charged, like never before! The fear that gripped you so tightly before, melts away and vanishes into the murky darkness of the bottom of the water, never to be seen again. You smile from ear to ear, laugh, completely giddy and overwhelmed with joy. That was amazing! And you wonder to yourself.. Why was I so scared? What took me so long to jump? Because when it was all over you felt more alive then you ever have in your life. And after that first jump... you can NEVER get enough....

Love you all!

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