There is a state of existence where too many Christians live.  This middle state could be called "survival living." It's a place where Satan has filled us with fear to the point that we're never on the forward edge of living ... we’re always somewhere safely back in the middle of the pack. The Bible is so encouraging because it’s filled with stories about people who really lived.  They lived on the forward edge of life! They didn’t all do great, earth-sweeping things, like Moses who crossed the Red Sea as the waters rolled back ... or Abraham who followed God to an unknown destination because God had promised to bless him.  In fact, some of them did no miracles at all. But every one of them changed the course of history. And they did it because they lived on the forward edge of life.