Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Stuff to mobilize not just move you...

Rumblings are more felt than heard and certainly never seen.
They come to you through the soles of your feet into the depth of your
Only then do they open the eyes of your heart.
They speak of a shift that is about to take place.
-Kembr, The Perils Of Ayden

The journey chose him, but the adventure was his to choose.

Adventure: is an undertaking or enterprise of a hazardous nature.

Jesus...invites us to come and follow Him. He is inviting us on a
divine adventure. He's calling us to be spiritual pioneers, explorers
and even warriors. To respond to this calling is to accept that you
will be a sojourner relinquishing the security of being a settler. To
follow Him is to choose to forever be an alien and stranger in this
world. You will never be the ideal citizen or even a permanent resident
of this planet we know as earth.

You have no control over when you die or (most often) how you die; but
you do have control over how you live.

Risk that God respects is fueled by a passion for His purpose and a
willingness to subjugate our lives to His mission. Prayer moves from
God what is Your will for my life? to God, what is your will and how
can I give my life to fulfill it?

There is a...Dividing line between those who SEE their divine
opportunity and those who SEIZE their divine opportunity.

For a follower of Jesus Christ, what it means to live on the edge is to
stand at the epicenter of where the kingdom of God confronts the
kingdom of darkness.

If your church is full of members, you get an occasional missionary. If
your church is full of missionaries, the rest is just about geography.
Most churches don't send missionaries because they don't have any.

You can not advance the kingdom of God with people who are in retreat.

We are both warrior and weapon.

The group may have been moved but they certainly were not mobilized.

It is not enough to assemble, you have to go to war.

Engage in an adventure so compelling that it causes the awakening of
the dead in spirit.

(Selections from Seizing Your Diving Moment by Erwin Mcmanus that have
been stirring me up)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Adventure,Risk,the Journey..things that captivate the soul but are often unresolved issues revisted repeatedly. In other words, I'm tired of complaining, ranting, and making promises only to turn around and break them... driving me further into mere frustration.
Feeling "good" or "okay" about my job is not enough. Passions and dreams butt heads with the reality of paying bills and comfort of knowing you're surroundings!!! ...that doesn't seem right me.
Does it make sense of what I'm saying??