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Bear: I’m Powered By Faith!

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TV adventurer Bear Grylls says his daredevil life isn’t sustained through his human strength

He’s circled Britain on a jet ski, hosted dinner in an air balloon at 25,000ft and paramotored 9,000ft up the Himalayas.

But presenter Bear Grylls says it is faith, not human strength, that powers him.

In Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby’s book ‘In This Light’, global adventurer and Chief Scout Grylls says he could not live his daredevil lifestyle without the Christian faith which provides his strength and courage.

“I’ve tried to do without it. And I’ve survived, for a while – but alone we can never be fully empowered,” he says.

“Time and many adventures have taught me that to be complete and fully alive, I need this life-giving presence that faith provides.”

Grylls’ raft of hair-raising adventures also includes eating and sleeping in animal carcasses, crossing gorges on zip wires and conquering unclimbed peaks in Antarctica. So you could forgive him for wanting to maintain tight control of his own life.

But opening up to faith, even when that too is challenging, is a far better way to live, he says.

“It is almost as if, over time, I have found the courage to admit that my longing for this life of love and faith is stronger than the pride that says we have to do it alone.

This article was taken from the Spring 2020 issue of iBelieve Magazine.

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  1. I used to be a Boy Scout. This is a wonderful testimony of God’s grace

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