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Never gonna give you Up

‘God, who got you started in this spiritual adventure, shares with us the life of his Son and our Master Jesus.’ 1 Corinthians 1:9 TM

What Pixar film would Rick Astley never lend to you?
Up. He’s never gonna give you Up.
That right. We Rickrolled you. Not sorry.

 

Anyway, have you ever seen Up? (If not, we highly recommend it). It’s all about an old man who sets out on an adventure that he’s been planning for years but had never got around to. Along with a boy scout kid and a talking dog, he discovers that the best adventures are the ones that you’re willing to take, even if the circumstances aren’t as peachy as you imagined. Sometimes our willingness to do as God asks can be similar. We wait for the perfect setting or circumstance, but the reality is that those idyllic conditions don’t exist. God’s ready to take our brokenness and use it to make something beautiful, but we’ve got to be willing to take the risk. Wait, what about when we’re feeling less than adventurous? What about when we just don’t feel like trying to share the Gospel again? Have a read of Hebrews 11, it’s packed full of tales of God’s servants who managed to see past their inadequacies to the promise filled adventures God had for them. In the words of a Wilderness Explorer, ‘Adventure is Out There!’ * – we’ve just got to trust that God is in control.

 

What now?

(*Reference from Up. Watch it now.) Have a think of some situations where you’ve waited for the perfect opportunity to share your faith. Ask God to help you to push past your waiting and take steps into the adventure of sharing the Gospel.

 Acts 2:1-21, Joel 2:23-32

 

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Alternative daily encouragement from UCB, adapted from the Word For Today.

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