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I am resolved to do something out of the ordinary. I commit to living a super-ordinary life in Jesus. I will live the radical life Jesus called me to live. It is time to be bold. It is time to have bold faith.

It was Henry David Thoreau who wrote,

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.

I do not admire Thoreau as a theologian, but I think he largely got it right in this quote describing the normal human condition and maybe the condition of lots of Christians.

I believe that most of us, including myself, get bogged down in the routines of life. I have nothing against routines, except when they become my master. Much can be said about the righteousness of living a careful, responsible life before God. But this is not at issue for me in this resolution.

My fear is that the life Jesus lived and died to give us (“I came that they may have life and have it to the full.” John 10:10) can get lost in the devotion to safety, health, and routine.

    • I am not advocating going out today to partake in some “extreme” thrill sport.
    • I am simply encouraging myself to do something outside of my normal routine, to experience life outside the lines
    • I have drawn, to provide myself with the opportunity to “sing my song” and be bold in Jesus.
    • Jesus challenges me leave ordinary behind and live a super-ordinary life in Him.

Today is the day. Now is the time. Perhaps today is the day walk on water. Water longs to be walked on again.

God is ready to do amazing things. His Holy Spirit is in me and that is the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead. I can live an extra-ordinary life in Him.

How? Maybe it is as simple as, at the prompting of God, taking the long way home from the store or work to gain a new perspective on the world right around me that otherwise goes unnoticed. Maybe Jesus wants to perform a miracle in someone’s life I do not normally see. Maybe He wants me to be the Good Samaritan.

God’s goal for me will be revealed by Him to me TODAY.

Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus.[1]

Acts 4:13

[1] The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (Ac 4:13). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.

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