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Living On The Edge

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Living On The Edge

“Come over here son, I want to have a talk with you about the facts of life. No, I don’t mean like the talk we had when you were growing up. I want to talk to you about the facts of life for folks of all ages.

The old man continued, “I know that there is an adventuresome spirit in you. I love that, and never want to see it die. I know that your generation uses terms like, ‘Living on the edge.’ That’s what I want to talk to you about.

Living On The Edge – In Sports!

“In sports you’ve never found your limit. In life, you’ve pushed all the barriers. You’ve lived on the edge, whether it’s been mountain climbing, motorcycles, skiing, snowboarding or whatever.

“As your father, I can understand your curiosity to push your personal limits. I fear for you, but I know where you got your love for excitement.

“What scares me more than worrying about you getting a broken arm or a skinned up leg is living on the edge spiritually. You are not doing it, and for that I am most grateful. I just wanted you to see a couple of pictures that shows what happens when people live on the edge spiritually. They say a picture is worth a thousand words.

Living On The Edge – Spiritually!

My Father taught me that there were two things that could destroy my walk with God; Worldliness and Fanaticism.

I always want you to remember that the Bible said our adversary, the devil, goes about as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. With that in mind son, have a look at these pictures and see what happens to those that live on the edge spiritually.

“In the end, it really won’t matter which one destroys you, Worldliness or Fanaticism. You’ll be dead either way.

Worldliness & Fanaticism

The closer to the edge you get, the more vulnerable you are.

The enemy singles out the young, the old, and the straggler.

This is the danger of living on the edge.

“Do you see this picture? The ones on the edge are the ones the lions kill. Those that are not close to the edge of the herd are the safest. Understand?

“Good. What I’m saying son, is that when it comes to living for God, get in the middle of things. Don’t hang around on the edge of the church.

“I love you son! I want you to always keep your soul safe.”

Written by Martyn Ballestero

August 30, 2011 at 12:19 am

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  1. Sorry about the pictures not displaying for some. I hope I have it fixed now.


    Martyn Ballestero

    August 30, 2011 at 2:00 pm

  2. Thank you….yes, was able to see all the pictures. So enjoy your blog!


    August 30, 2011 at 2:54 pm

  3. What a vivid illustration of what will happen if we live to close to the world! This is what is being preached over and over in our home church lately! We truly are living in perilous times!

    Crystal Smith (Morris)

    September 1, 2011 at 12:48 am

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