Thursday, April 17, 2008

Reckless Faith

Do you ever feel kind of alone out there?

The truth is I do sometimes. Not in a "mean people don't like me" kind of way... More like in a... I feel like a pioneer kind of way. I have amazing friends and loved ones and close relationships but a lot of people look at me and don't QUITE get me.



Some have the awestruck syndrome of WOW... I could never do that... For some it's the UMMMM that's so COOL but really scary- now don't get TOO close cause I don't want that to rub off on ME! Or... sometimes they just think I am plain NUTS. :0)



This truly doesn't bother me. I GET it cause I used to feel it about other people. I used to be AMAZED that people did things that scared the LIFE out of me. I am STILL amazed at people who do things that scare the life out of me. So I get that. Still though- it's nice to have some of my fellow blogger buddies out there who are NUTSO too. LOL!!

I guess what makes us "nuts" is that we are reckless. We do things that seem outside of comfortable for most people. Maybe we even seem outside of reason or outside of safe.

Truly though... was Jesus a play it safe kind of guy??? I would venture a big fat NO! Is faith safe?


Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1

Faith involves a certain comfort with blindness. There is a definite "nutso" quality about it. Wouldn't you say?

Lisa posted this on her blog and I just LOVED it. It's such a cool experience when you feel like you are watching someone else speak your heart. It's so neat to find a kindred spirit. I look forward to checking out her book. Your gonna love this video! Hugs, Angel





8 comments:

Jacques & Tara said...

Waaahhh.....would you stop!!! LOL - you're pulling at my heart strings. I will put this link on my blog and ask a simple question - how can you NOT do something? That's all..it's just THAT simple!

Again Angel....thank you for opening my eyes, opening my heart and opening my faith!

Nikki said...

Wow- what a powerful video! That is amazing... and then that song came on. I have 2 songs that will make me cry just by hearing them... and that is one of them. I admit I had to pause the video until my roomate left so she wouldn't think I am nuts crying at my computer!! That is the song I used for the slideshow of my DR pictures, at the bottom of my blog. I watched that video literally a thousand times in the weeks after I got home an cried and cried and cried because I wanted to be back- so it's so amazing that I am watching this awesome video, and that song comes on. Thanks for sharing!

THE MERRILL FAMILY said...

You forgot to mention the people who want your boldness, audacity to rub off on them -- you are an inspiration for us too!

I've tagged you (sort of on this same topic, and definately inspired by your recent journeys)
Beckie

Ellie said...

Ok, I finally sat through the whole thing...

Kind of got me thinking.... A LOT! You seem to do that to me...

I can't wait to see what you have in store for all of us....

HUGS
ELLIE

Tracey said...

You are awesome!!

Melodie said...

I am right with you and have experienced exactly the reactions you have! It's so interesting that though we have such different backgrounds, our hearts are very similar and the reactions you have seen from people are exactly the same as the ones I get! God bless. Isn't this journey amazing?!

Sandy said...

Awesome!! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Angel, Thanks for posting that! I have been given a heart and passion for adopting HIV positive orphans. I honestly don't share that much with anyone because I know I'd get a lot of comments about how "reckless" it is, it does feel reckless at times, but I know, that I know it's what I'm called to. Thanks for the post and reminder that it's ok to be weird and reckless when it comes to Jesus!
A faithful lurker