2. One Thousand Risks
My pursuit of one thousand risks began as an outlandish dare from my wife after she read Ann Voskamp’s One Thousand Gifts. My wife dared me to live more fully right where I was. I took her up on it—desiring to see God’s light shining all around—without a clue how to proceed.
Over the course of two years, I sought out and documented one thousand risks, with strangers and neighbors alike, in a way that I felt clearly represented the heart of Jesus. Repeatedly I prayed, often times holding hands with strangers, looking them in the eye, praising God for the amazing person in front of me. I experienced powerful salvation stories, supernatural healings, prophetic insights, countless hilarious moments, demonic deliverances, and occasionally remarkable acts of humanity: people breaking down in tears, stepping around counters or other obstacles between us, and simply for a hug.
For all the times I didn’t pursue risk, or purposely dodged opportunities, I still witnessed an explosion of Jesus unlike anything I had ever tasted or seen. Visit onethousandrisks.com.