by Robert Walker

Power,Promises, Productivity
Robert Walker
2 Peter 1

There was a tightrope walker, who did incredible aerial feats. All over Paris, he would do tightrope acts at tremendously scary heights. Then he had succeeding acts; he would do it blindfolded, then he would go across the tightrope, blindfolded, pushing a wheelbarrow.

An American promoter read about this in the papers and wrote a letter to the tightrope walker, saying, "Tightrope, I don't believe you can do it, but I'm willing to make you an offer. For a very substantial sum of money, besides all your transportation fees, I would like to challenge you to do your act over Niagara Falls."

Now, Tightrope wrote back, "Sir, although I've never been to America and seen the Falls, I'd love to come."

Well, after a lot of promotion and setting the whole thing up, many people came to see the event. Tightrope was to start on the Canadian side and come to the American side.

Drums roll, and he comes across the rope which is suspended over the treacherous part of the falls-blindfolded!! And he makes it across easily.

The crowds go wild, and he comes to the promoter and says, "Well, Mr. Promoter, now do you believe I can do it?"

"Well of course I do. I mean, I just saw you do it."

"No," said Tightrope, "do you really believe I can do it?"

"Well of course I do, you just did it."
"No, no, no," said Tightrope, "do you believe I can do it?"

"Yes," said Mr. Promoter, "I believe you can do it."

"Good," said Tightrope, "then you get in the wheelbarrow."

The word believe, in Greek means "to live by

Peter is talking to people who were hanging on for dear life. He was writing to folks who were down to their fingernails

He was writing to people whose world had collapsed and they were desperately trying to hang on but wanting to let loose.

And the first thing Peter does he identifies himself and he says," Simeon Peter an apostle and servant of Jesus Christ." In other words Pete ...

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