Riding Carpets

In the movie Aladdin there is a scene where princess Jasmine gets on Aladdin’s carpet to take a tour of the city while singing the classic song “A Whole New World”…

It’s delightful.

Jasmine puts her faith in Aladdin as she takes his hand to step on the carpet.

“Do you trust me?”

She’s nervous, a little uneasy, and frightful about what is going to take place but none the less she believes Aladdin has the ability to give her a life better than the one that has been built for her.

“Do you trust me?”

Ever get to a place where you feel uneasy? Restless? Not sure about what is going to happen next?  Do you want a life that is different than the one that has been built for you?

Doubt will keep you encapsulated in our man made prisons (think what would have happened if Jasmine wouldn’t have gone with Aladdin…) while faith will push you to experience “a whole new world”.

As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:1-10

“Do you trust Him?”

Go ahead.  Put your faith in Christ. Step on the carpet, experience a whole new world, and let the King of Kings help you experience and achieve what you cannot do on your own.



1 Response to “Riding Carpets”

  1. 1 Alli September 3, 2011 at 12:52 am

    This is sorta what I am going through right now! I applied for a new position at St. Joe. It has more responsibilities and would definitely grow me and I would be able to better use my abilities. However, I am kind of shrinking back because I don’t want to leave the comfortable. I’ve left it in God’s hands and know that if he asks me to step on the carpet, I will be safe and he will be my guide through it all!

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