Life Is Either a Daring Adventure Or Nothing At All ~ Take It On!

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. Trust God and take it on. (Ephesians 3:20) via www.Jeanwilund.com

No Fear

The bodyboarder on the island of Kauai had no fear — or perhaps no sense.

He crouched on the beach and studied the waves.

Ignoring ones reasonable men would choose, he waited on the ridiculous waves. Waves that would tower over his head and possess the power to crush him.

Only then did he charge. Straight into them. Fearless.

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
-Helen Keller

Some of us stand before crushing waves and see terror. Others see a daring adventure.

As a staunch member of the former crowd, I snapped the bodyboarder’s picture from the safety of shore.

In fact, I took all the pictures in this post from the safe sidelines.

Particularly at the Pipe Masters Tournament.

Pipe Master Surfer -- Life Is Either a Daring Adventure Or Nothing At All ~ Take It On! via www.jeanwilund.comI had a blast taking their photos, but I suspect they had more fun.


What if I Couldn’t Fail?

If I couldn’t fail, would I have charged into the waves, too?

Yes, I would. All. Day. Long.

But few people ever go from zero to hero in one day. It’s a journey. 

Life Is Either a Daring Adventure Or Nothing At All ~ Take It On! via www.jeanwilund.com

Oh, to have the courage and power to take on a wave. 

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,
Ephesians 3:20


Life is a Big Wave — Take It On!

We don’t have to go to Kauai or the North Shore to face waves.

Life is a big wave.

God is teaching me the exhilaration of taking life on.

It’s not like we have much choice. In life, the waves find us.

But we have a tremendous surf instructor in the Lord.

You know that wave you’re facing that makes you want to run?

Take it on. Follow the Lord right into it. With Him, you cannot fail.  

You may land upside down at times, but it doesn’t mean you failed — or that God failed you.

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Success Isn’t Always Neat and Tidy

Sometimes it looks suspiciously like failing.

The apostle Paul endured planned shipwrecks (Acts 27:27-28:5).

In fact, he endured much more than shipwrecks and all for a greater purpose than he could have experienced without the perceived failures (2 Corinthians 11:23-12:10).

That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
~ 2 Corinthians 12:10 NIV

In the power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead, take on your wave.

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. Trust God and take it on. (Ephesians 3:20) via www.Jeanwilund.com

Fully expect God to do something great.

And hold on for the ride of your life.

Don’t worry about the scuffs or even an occasional body slam into the surf. 

If God is in it, it will all be worth it.

If God’s not in it, get out of the water! Just sayin’.

Life Is Either a Daring Adventure Or Nothing At All ~ Take It On! via www.jeanwilund.com

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Do you know someone who’s facing a wave and could use some encouragement? If so, I hope you’ll share this post with them.

Now, go and take on the day!




Be Still & Know – Praise Picture

Be still and know I am God - Psalm 46:10 via www.JeanWilund.com

Be still and know

God has a plan for you.

God is in control.

God loves you.

I AM

God

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Never Forget In The Dark What God Has Shown You In the Light

Never Forget in the Dark What God Has Shown You In The Light (Praise Picture)


Never forget in the dark what God has shown you in the Light.

Remember Truth.

It never changes. God never changes.

Read these verses to help you remember the light of truth in the darkness of night.


You, LORD, are my lamp; the LORD turns my darkness into light.
~ 2 Samuel 22:29 NIV

Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.
~ Matthew 24:35 NASB

Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.
~ Psalm 119:105 NASB
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And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.
~ John 8:32 NIV

But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good
~ 1 Thessalonians 5:21 NASB

 May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.
~ 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 NIV

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.
~ Ephesians 3:20 NIV


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Praise Picture ~ Peace!

John 14:27 -- My peace I give to you! (Praise Picture via www.JeanWilund.com)

Praise Picture — Peace!

I just wanted to share this Praise Picture with you. Now go take on the day — with peace, and lots of it!

PS — And look forward to my upcoming Never-Ending List of the Character Traits of God. It’s almost ready. 🙂

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The Short Answer to Why We Worship God (Praise Picture)

We don't worship God to gain His approval but to bask in His love and acceptance.

Why do we worship God?

Fair question.

I heard a great answer on the radio.

I missed who said it, but I didn’t miss what they said.


“We don’t worship God to gain His approval but to bask in His love and acceptance.”


Bask away everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Christ’s Resurrection Power In You – Praise Picture & Poem

Praise Picture: The same power that raised Christ from the dead is inside of you. - Romans 8:11 via www.jeanwilund.com

Take Me, Break Me
(a prayer)

by Steve Laube

 

Take my eyes Lord.
Strike me blind.

* * *

Then heal me Lord
That I may see with Your eyes.

 

Take my hands Lord.
Crush every bone.

* * *

Then heal me Lord
That I may touch with Your tenderness.

 

Take my ears Lord.
Deafen me.

* * *

Then heal me Lord
That I may hear with Your sensitivity.

 

Take my feet Lord.
Amputate without hesitation.

* * *

Then heal me Lord
That I may walk only on Your path.

 

Take my tongue Lord.
Sever it.

* * *

Then heal me Lord
That I speak only with Your words.

 

Take my life Lord.
End it
Please.

* * *

Then resurrect me Lord
That I may have life only in You.

 

Hear my prayer.

 

(Steve Laube)

 

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