Risking Everything

My daughter Ana gave me the worship CD titled “Risk,” for Christmas. The music, written by worship leaders in her church, is inspiring. One of the songs I especially love happens to be the title track, “Risk.”

The song is based on Romans 12:1 (New Living Translation)

“And so dear brothers and sister, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice – the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.”

The song speaks of no longer standing on the fence – on middle ground – safe. Instead, taking the leap to risk everything. Trusting and giving Him everything. Including "me."

And that could mean . . .

In worship. Not worrying about what others will think.
In my career. Not focusing or being consumed on worldly success.
In finances. Not stressing about how the bills will be met.

“All of me, for all of you, Jesus.”

Sometimes it's hard, isn’t it, to give it all over to Him. We want to hold on tight. We want to be in the driver’s seat. Because we fear what will happen if we lose control.

We can’t seem to completely risk trusting Him.

But, it’s interesting how often people are willing to risk everything else around them.

They risk:
* killing someone when they drink and drive.
* destroying a marriage and a family when they have an affair.
* their jobs when they steal from the company.
* being kicked out of school when the cheat on an exam.
* death when climbing mountains or hiking the forest alone.
The list could go on and on.

On rare occasions, my husband will watch professional poker tournaments on TV. I’ve seen players risk more money than what I make in ten years with one show of cards. One walks away with many thousands of dollars, while the other walks away with nothing. That’s a pretty big gamble.

But when we take the risk of giving everything over to God, we’re really not taking a risk at all!

We always WIN!!!

Take the risk – and have an awesome week and beginning to the new year.



  1. Thanks for the inspiration, Dawn. Have a risky wonderful blessed New Year!

  2. Thanks for the inspiration, Dawn. Have a risky wonderful blessed new year!

  3. Thanks for visiting, Diane!

    I'm certainly going to try . . . LOL


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