Sunday, August 30, 2009

How Dare You?

After church today, my husband and I felt in the mood for some Chinese food. I cannot tell you how many years we have gone to these restaurants and at the end of the meal, had fun with the reading of the fortune cookies. Some of them can be so funny and at times, some can be quite profound.

Never before have we got the same little saying. Till today, that is.

"Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing".

We laughed when we realized we had both gotten the same cookie! And then we looked at each other kind of puzzled.

What does this mean? Does this mean it is high time we do something all wild and crazy like maybe parachute out of an airplane?

Bungee jump or parasail?

Nah, I's just time we pay the cashier and hurry home so we can take a nap! That's adventurous enough for this almost senior citizen couple!

If you think about it though, life can be a daring adventure everyday. Life in Christ, that is. Living everyday of your life, doing what it is that God has called you to do.

Whether that may be preaching, teaching Sunday school, cooking hamburgers, working at home, garbage collecting or as in my own line of work, detoxing alcoholics and drug addicts.

I guess the lesson here is, do all that we are called to do as unto the Lord!

I can't think of a more "daring" adventure than that, can you?

***Hope all of you are having a wonderful and blessed Sunday! I know I am!***


Susan said...

Oh I agree Debra. Being a Christian is the most exciting adventure possible.

jennifer said...

You are right. I keep realizing that I am WORKING OUT my own salvation. There is always something ACTIVE in my faith. It amazes me. It's definitely an adventure.

So cool about the fortune cookies :)

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

i hope you had a great nap, i know i did!! ha ha ha

smiles, bee

Brenda said...

That is so funny. What are the odds of that happening I wonder?
I agree with you about napping after Sunday dinner.
God is so good and He doesn't 'dare' us to do anything that He knows we can't handle, even if we think we can't handle it.
Have a wonderfully daring week!

Anonymous said...

Neat...Neat :0) love ya! Jen

Colleen said...

Love it! Thanks.

Kellie H said...

Great post, MeMaw. I have gotten some very interesting fortune cookies before. Some quite hilarious, others quite stupid. (example: I got one once that said "Get another fortune." hidden meaning?) Miss you and love you tons!

Grayquill said...

That is great advice and well said.

Brittney said...

Wow that's crazy! Following God's will can sometimes be a daring adventure. Great post! Love you!

Lady Katherine said...

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D said...

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She is another MS blogger, and she is planning a "meet" for us fellow MS bloggers. She is also having a hard time right now as she is having some health issues. I hope you sign up with us! Glad to meet you.

Mimi said...

How amazing you both got the same message in your cookies!!!
I often say do something daring, and as I age I have started doing more things --that before I would have never done!!!!
Trying a new food is scarier to me then swimming with the sharks!!!
Try something new!!!!