How many of you have done something in your life for the sheer purpose of saying you did it?
I know I have!
Have you ever not necessarily wanted to do something but peer pressure sways you into it?
A little “I double dog dare you” goes a long way! 🙂
How many of your parents have responded to your, “Everybody else is doing it!” with an “If all your friends jumped off a cliff, would you?” in jesting?
I am here to tell you I would do just that! I have!
Lake Tenkiller in Oklahoma is known for its cliffs. It’s almost a rite of passage for any high schooler once the weather begins to warm. The big daddy of them all is the 120 foot bluff, aptly named, “Pure Hell”. It’s no longer accessible to the public due to the number of lives it has taken over the years. But I’m sure there are still those thrill seekers that manage to take the plunge.
Been there done that.
Of course not!
That’s kind of sort of how it is with God. We often are tempted, whether it be by our own selfish, fleshly desires or Satan himself, into doing things that the Holy Spirit (that Christ left us with) tells us are not safe or in our best interest.
But we do them anyway.
Let’s instead listen to the Holy Spirit. To Jesus not our peers. He tells us to “Come”. With Him the only leap we need is a leap of faith to trust Him. We do not need cliffs. Instead we can walk on water. It’s much calmer. All we need is a little faith. And a whole lot of Jesus He’ll always be there to save us.
28 Peter said to Jesus, “If it is You, Lord, tell me to come to You on the water.”29 Jesus said, “Come!” Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water to Jesus.30 But when he saw the strong wind, he was afraid. He began to go down in the water. He cried out, “Lord, save me!” 31 At once Jesus put out His hand and took hold of him. Jesus said to Peter, “You have so little faith! Why did you doubt?”
Love and laughter,