Susan Says!

Sat, Dec 29, 2018 12:32 PM

“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13

It’s the beginning of a new year! Where has the time gone! I receive John

Maxwell’s Leadership email monthly. The last few months he has taken one word

and talked about it. Recently the word was “Risk”. He talked about taking risks

during our lifetime; some will be wise and others foolish. This reminded me about

the children’s song “the wise men built his house upon the rock and the foolish

man built his house upon the sand”. John Maxwell mentioned: Nothing ventured

nothing gained. How often do we not take risks? The children’s song reminds us

of keeping Christ’s foundation in our life to always rely on God and He will guide

us in the right direction.

Fruit grows on trees and the apple does not grow on the trunk of the tree it grows

out on the limb. We do not want to hug the trunk of the tree we need to take that

risk and climb out on the limb to receive the fruit. Quit hugging that trunk! Take

that risk and climb out on that limb. God will be with us as we try new adventures.

Always rely on Him! Remember the verse in the Bible from Philippians 4:13 that

says “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!” Of course He will

let us fail at times but He does this so we grow stronger in our faith. Trusting God

will help us in all that we do! Continue to take that risk and know that God is

guiding us along. Blessings to you during this New Year!