Get out of your comfort zone and into HIS.

“As long as this deliberate refusal

to understand things from above,

even where such understanding is possible,

continues,

it is idle to talk of any final victory over materialism.”

C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory

(By materialism, I would assert this refers simply to placing earthly things over heavenly things in worth.)

Someone else once said, “Things are not what they seem.”

We MUST go UP. We MUST ask the Lord to help us get HIS perspective. We must believe that much of the wisdom of God is foolishness to the world. We must let our cells, our minds, our emotions, our worldview DRINK love.


Let your worldview DRINK love. Let it be intoxicated with LOVE. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE.


Even right now, take ten minutes and lay on your floor or be still at your desk and say, “Father, I want to be intoxicated on your love. I want to commune with you spirit to spirit. I want to know you past my comfort zone and INTO yours.”

haha. Get into God’s comfort zone. Now THAT is a fun place.

Once upon a time there were some believers who heard of a man named Paul – a man who used to kill believers, their own friends and family members. They could and would keep their distance. And then God did what no one seemed to expect: He introduced Himself to Paul on a road one day. Pressing past their comfort, many welcomed him in. Pressing past their own experiences, they believed that God could do the “impossible.” Maybe some thought they had the right to despise him… but after that Damascus-going-plodding-moving day, they did not have a right to despise this man.


And you know the craziest part?

Before that Damascus day,

that fated, history-changing, metaphor-ridden, brilliant, fantastic, incredible, unthinkable,

Damascus Day

they did not have a right to despise him either.

Adventure – scoops of heaven one week from Asia

One week from right now I will be in Central Asia – on a missions trip for 2 weeks. Part of my journey involves one of the highest airports in the world (14,00 feet) and a 9 hour bus ride. These two things are a valentine from my Beloved. Jesus knows me so well. I LOVE ADVENTURE. Grab a hold of heaven’s rope swing and come up up up with me…

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the grasslands I get to drink with my eyes and breathe with my heart

the grasslands I get to drink with my eyes and breathe with my heart

“Adventure is worthwhile in itself.”

– Amelia Earhart (one of my heroes)

“An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.”

– G.K. Chesterton

“Follow your bliss, and doors will open for you that you never knew existed. Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.”

– Joseph Campbell

“Believe me! The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously!” — Friedrich Nietzsche

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” — Mark Twain

“If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.”

— Thomas Alva Edison

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.”

— Ambrose Redmoon

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”

— Anais Nin

“A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are built for.”

— John A. Shedd

“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”

— Helen Keller

“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket- safe, dark, motionless, airless–it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.”

– C.S. Lewis

To my mind, God is amazingly courageous.

Then I realize that is because He IS PERFECT LOVE.

Perfect love can not resist being courageous.