I don’t know about you, but I surely do not want to waste my life. I have one life to live, one life to give, and I want to make it count. I do not want to spend my life merely surviving, I want to thrive! God got my attention a few ways. First, I was introduced to a young Christian R&B artist named Lecrae and his song “Don’t Waste Your Life.” I would listen to it as I would run-it not only motivated me to get in shape, the deeper theological truth was sinking in, run-by-run. At the same time I started reading through John Piper’s book, Don’t Waste Your Life. In it he writes a chapter on taking risks for God. It sparked my interest as he mentioned several different Biblical examples of men and women who followed God and stepped out in faith. I took some notes and filed it away hoping to turn my study into a sermon series.