It is easy to avoid the rocks of life when we can clearly see them. It is another challenge altogether when it feels like you are flying blind, knowing that there can be grave consequences if you make a wrong turn. Watch this amazing, somewhat frightening and beautiful video all the way to the end. Then read the actions that keep pilots safe and enable them to enjoy the beauty of a dangerous but rewarding journey. They will work for your life journey as well.
What happened to the spark of life we felt as a child? Remember those youthful days when you would jump from bed thrilled with the possibilities that the day would hold, resisting bed time because of the fear you might miss something?
Why is it that as we grow older our first thoughts in the morning tend to be of undone tasks, failures, or other stressful considerations?
Why do we drag ourselves from bed hoping to get through the day rather than excited about the plan we have to squeeze from the day every ounce of life available?
There are two choices that can impact your view of life the very next time you wake up…
It was creation. God and an angel were sitting on the edge of the universe just enjoying the scenery. God took a deep breath and said. “Look at all the beautiful things I have made. These things are good.”
“I have wrapped them in a 24-hour period. Half will be light, half will be dark and it will keep repeating itself forever.”
“Wow,” the angel said, “What are you going to do next?”
As a public speaker and entertainer I love the fans that have followed me faithfully throughout the years. But off the stage, I find my heart longs for more than just fans.
Every man and woman on earth desperately needs a few good friends. And even people who never step on stage often have lots of fans but few friends.
Do you have friends or fans?
I debated whether to share this story, but I have no choice. I have run into so many people who are struggling and wonder if there is any hope.
This is exhibit “A” that there is hope!
In this post is the unbelievable entry I wrote in my journal over ten years ago and the story of how God’s amazing grace brought me out of the valley of the shadow of death.
Reading this entry drove me to my knees thanking God for the full life I am living today.