I know that as a magician who performs on stage, it’s a temptation to think that my identity as Illusionist Danny Ray is the most important thing. Or maybe you feel like your identity as a stay-at-home mom, or a mechanic dad, or a school teaching college student, or a valedictorian high schooler, or an over-achieving athlete is the thing you want people to know most about you.
"I’m grateful that God gives us all sorts of warnings in the Bible to help us on our journey of faith. He doesn’t throw things in to make our lives miserable, in fact, it’s quite the opposite: He throws things in to make our lives better! When the camp pastor warned us about copperheads, he wasn’t trying to ruin our week of fun, he was trying to save it."
Like these big boxers, life can throw a lot of punches at us. There are days where I get knocked around a little bit, where it feels like life itself is working against me! Have you ever had days like that? Days where life is throwing punches and you keep getting smacked?You don’t have to be a magician to bring a little “wow” into someone else’s life; you just have to be willing to meet them where they are, and use the gifts God has given you to serve. Whose life could you impact today?
When I’m traveling on the road I work hard on making my words and interactions with others count. I don’t want to be careless about the things I say, on or off stage, so that I leave someone with a message that is untrue, confusing, or worse—hurtful!
"Our friend definitely had some insane courage: holding interlocking hands with a total stranger and loudly praying a blessing on him. And I wonder what kind of courage God wants you and me to display? I wonder how He is calling you to step out in faith, to trust Him, to give Him twenty seconds of your undivided attention and commitment, to see what He might do through you?"Seriously loving the virtual show experience right now. It took me a bit to figure out my "magic" with the virtual world, but by God's grace I did. If you want to book a LAST MINUTE virtual show or plan one for the new year go to www.dannyray.tv/booking