On dangerous selfies

I read this week that there was a third death in the last eight days at the Grand Canyon. He apparently had slipped while taking a selfie. There were seventeen such deaths last year.
 
Craig and I visited the Grand Canyon last May and noticed crazy people going WAY beyond the barriers and posted warning signs to scamper to precipitous spots simply for dramatic photos.
 
People, listen up:
 
There is a difference between courage and foolishness.
 
There is a difference between godly caution and fear.
 
We can count on God’s protection when we stand firmly within his path for our life. When we’re acting foolishly or pushing the speed limit or not paying attention or trying to impress someone or taking risks, we are stepping beyond the boundaries of his care. Not that God could not or would not help us, but there simply are natural consequences for our human mistakes.
 
Yes, prayer works, but I have to work with prayer, with God, too. When something within me says, “Be careful” or “No” or “Are you crazy?” that is God’s protection . . . his securing my feet. And I’ll listen, because you can’t take a selfie when you’ve gone over the life cliff.
 
Janet McHenry is an award-winning speaker and the author of 24 books, including the bestselling PrayerWalk and her newest, The Complete Guide to the Prayers of Jesus. She would LOVE to be considered as the speaker for your next event. 
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