My son and I have this nightly ritual we do when I put him to bed. He takes a flying leap off his bed right into my arms. He loves to see how far he can jump and how far I can stand away from the bed and still catch him (this makes me a little nervous).
One night he said he wanted to jump without me there to catch him. So I moved to the side and he jumped.
He stood back up, looked at me and said, “I jump further with you.”
Those five words stopped me.
I jump further with you.
Wow. It hit me.
I jump further with Jesus.
If we tell Jesus we can handle something He will step aside and allow us to jump. But the thing is when we jump without Him we can’t go as far. We can only go as far and do as much, as our natural selves can do in the flesh.
But with Jesus…..
I jump further.
I can do more for Him when I jump with Him.
And the cool thing is, even if it looks scary we can do it afraid (as Joyce Meyer says) because we know Jesus will be there to catch us.
Are you ready to jump into the arms of your Savior?
What is He asking you to do that you have been afraid to do, or what have you been trying to do on your own?
Whatever it is, you’ll jump further with Jesus.