2009-02-27

Unbelievable Beliefs (aka Believing the Unbelievable)

These days I’m getting over my rights and attempting a higher standard. 

I believe that God gives you and me the freedom to make choices.  To choice myself and my desires or to choice Him and His will.  Sometimes those match.  Sometimes their similar.  Sometimes His go much beyond my ideals.  Sometimes I go far short of His ideal.

I sincerely desire to find myself in that place where my pursuit of Him just might be considered reckless. 

Could I possibly have a reckless trust in Christ Jesus, that I begin to live out a reckless faith.

I think at one point in my life I was there.  

These days I don’t. 

I miss those days.

I have been trying to live Jeremiah 12:5 out the past couple of weeks.  It says this:

"If you have raced with men on foot
       and they have worn you out,
       how can you compete with horses?

 If you stumble in safe country,

       how will you manage in the thickets by the Jordan?”

I’m getting fed up with living a normal faith in a safe world. 

I have friends who are challenging me in my reckless pursuit of Jesus.  Calling me out. 

I am praying that I might have the boldness to pursue.

My prayer this week went something like this: “I believe, help me in my unbelief.”

 

 

1 comment:

i'm beccy. said...

Thanks for the verse, I am going to have to check that one out. I think I have found myself in a similar place over the last year, and slowly I am finding my way back to that place. Reading Discipline by Elisabeth Elliott and she says that discipline, the process of becoming a disciple and saying "yes" to God all the time, starts with personal discipline. That is where I have been starting, and it seems to be a slow start. Sleep. Food. Fasting. Exercise. Quiet Times. Prayer. But she is right, as I control my basic choices I become more free to say "yes" to God and hear His voice more clearly.