This word is submitted by Tim Plett (email@example.com)
Precious Risk Takers
I sense the Lord has a word for his precious risk takers. There may be a tired, burned out risk taker out there who needs to hear it.
My dear risk takers. I have been there with you when you have taken a risk and stepped out into something new. I have been there with you in your successes. I have also been there with you in your failures, working through you even then. I have been there with you when you stumbled in your attempt to dance the dance of grace. I have been there with you when you skinned your knees and bruised your elbows. I have been there when you have been corrected and submitted with grace. I have been there when you cried in humiliation over a failure. I have been there when you were criticized for risks others thought foolish.
And in it all you have grown. I have used even your weakness. Through it all you have grown into a brokenhearted warrior, bold and strong, yet tender, sensitive and submitted.
My precious, precious reckless risk taker. I love you. I am not ashamed to call you servant, child and friend. I am honored when you take the risk of throwing yourself with abandon onto My grace. I am honored when you say no to fear and yes to me. I am honored by a heart that treasures Me above all else. I am honored when you declare Me to be your Joy and Satisfaction. I am honored when you risk for the sake of pearl of great price. I am honored when you value the worth of My name above your own reputation. I am honored when you follow Me without knowing the end from the beginning. I am honored when you risk being thought a fool for My sake.
You are mine. Do count the cost of taking risks for me. There are costs as the world calls costs. Rest, drink deeply from the well of My grace. But don't retreat behind a wall of self protection. You will not find Me there. Keep on. Keep on. Keep on. Keep on. Fruit will come. Harvest will come. You will see Me. For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these.