Hurray for risk taking

We should all be impressed with the Iraqi people today. They stood up to tyranny and waited in long lines all the while risking their lives to vote. What a great statement for all people. If we believe in something, then we too might be asked to put ourselves on a limb for it. This life is not meant to be safe. God never promised that we would be comfortable while on earth. Quite the opposite, God promises that we will be challenged and have trials. God also promised that there wouldn’t be a trial or challenge that we would have to go through alone.

Step out today for something you believe in. Go read to a child needing help in school. Run for city council and change things in your community. Invite a friend to church. I could go on and on but…

Only you know what it is that God is calling you to do…now go do it.

Published by Todd Nelson

I'm one of the pastors at First United Methodist Church in Lexington, Kentucky where I've served for the past thirteen years. The sub-title of this blog is "Grace is no accident" which happens to be the defining reality of my life. God's grace (gift) is the reason we have breath in our lungs and hope in our hearts.

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