This weeks quote comes from Craig Groeschel, Lead Pastor of LifeChurch.TV, during his message for the One Prayer “Unstoppable” series. Speaking on faith and risk, Craig said:
The goal of faith is not the elimination of risk. There is no such thing as risk-free faith.
– Craig Groeschel
Many times when we think about faith, we think that having faith means that God takes all the risk and potential for failure out of something. I am not so sure I believe that. Without risk or the potential for failure, where is the need for faith? Where is the dependence on God? It is not there because we can handle things on our own. Risk and failure bring out dependence and a hunger for God’s power in your life.
Our walk with God requires risk. Churches require leadership that is willing to takes risks. If you are not a risk-taker as you lead your church, you will be a care-taker and eventually an undertaker.