I have never parachuted from an airplane, but I find myself fascinated by those who have. I find myself at times lost in the wonder of it all. Wondering what it might be like to experience such a rush of open freedom. You could land in a tree, in a thorn bush, in water, or in a field. Or what if the parachute never opened?
Fear of the unknown can keep us from many life experiences. For me, stepping out of my comfort zone and writing a blog has been a journey. Although most of the journey has been within me, my own thoughts and feelings God gently reminds me that He’s got my back!!
Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in the you. In God, I have put my trust; I will not fear. What can flesh do to me? Psalm 56:3-4 (NKJV)
I find myself feeling discouraged at times, never knowing if hearts have been touched or lives are being changed. Then God reminds me that my parachute opened today. Each day when we open our eyes from a night of rest, we can be thankful that our parachute opened. We can step out into the calling of what God has for us. Each day when we open our eyes we can be thankful for another day to be able to touch someone’s life someway somehow. Whether it is to give the stray ball back to a child, smile at the store clerk, or wish someone a good day, we all have a purpose in this life.
Great or small, God see’s it all.
I will praise the Lord all my life; I will sing praises to my God as long as I live. Psalm 146:2 (NIV)
You may land in a field, a tree, a thorn bush or in water, but wherever you land the hand of God is there to lead and to guide you each step of the way. For as you praise him, and listen real close, you can hear him whisper,
“I love you and I’ve got this.”
I know the one in whom I trust, and I am sure that he can guard what I have entrusted to him, until the day of his return. 2 Timothy 1:12 (NLT)
Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”
John 16:33 (NLT)
Today is a new day. Yesterday is past. Tomorrow is unknown. But if the one who holds the universe in His hand is the one who packed your parachute then life is good, because your parachute opened today and He has a plan for your life.
For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
“My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NLT)