God knows the plans He has for us. On the weekend edition of Live the Promise Susie welcomes author Shelene Bryan. She shares some of the principles of exciting, risky faith: We are called to love the way God loves us, skip comfort in favor of serving another, and jump into the epic journey God has planned for us.

Before she was a sold-out Christian, Shelene was a well-known movie producer in Hollywood. She spent her days surrounded by comfort, wealth, air-conditioning, and complacency. God opened her eyes to the need and poverty around the world and led her to Africa to see it for herself. Since that trip, Shelene’s heart has changed radically for the poor.

What does it mean to live a love, skip, jump life? Shelene explains.

“I believe we’re all one ‘yes’ away from changing everything. In looking back at how I said yes to God that first time and went to Africa, I would have to say that some of the most amazing things God wants to do in our lives as Christians involves giving Him permission to take us on uncomfortable journeys. My journey was a literal journey to Africa – yours might be different. My desire is for you to join me on a yes adventure that will make you uncomfortable. We all want to walk on water; those 11 disciples in the boat that night gave up everything to follow him yet they were too afraid to get out of the boat, and they missed out on an opportunity of a lifetime that never happened again in history. There are ‘walk on water’ moments and we’re missing them, because we’re  paralyzed by our own fear.”

Shelene started a non-profit to mobilize the Church worldwide to act on behalf of those in poverty. Click here for more information on Skip1.

Key Scriptures: Mark 10:45; Isaiah 41:10; James 1:27

Theme Song: Open Up the Heavens by Meredith Andrews

Highlight : Shelene meets Omega

Love, skip, jump

Image: Flickr

3 Responses to "Love, skip, jump"

  • Sandy Tuzinski says:

    Shelene was inspiring! Listening to the two of you together Susie was a joy. Thank you for all you do and for sharing your heart with us.

    1. Sandy Tuzinski says:

      Just wanted to add that
      Shelene’s story of the gal who challenged her giving to the children reminded me of the grain of sand needed to make her beautiful pearl of great price!

  • Cheryl Bortz says:


    I tried to call in but my phone call wouldnt go thru for some reason. I would love to have a copy of Shelene’s book though. I loved it when she said that “this to shall pass”. I have said that to my daughter so many times these past 3 years, since she had her baby. Thank you so much. I so much enjoy listening to your show. 4214 Portland Circle, Madison, WI 53714

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