Dangerous Wonder Again

Here’s a bit more from Dangerous Wonder by Mike Yaconnelli (page 32):

 

It is time to find the place where dangerous wonder of faith can be discovered—a place landscaped by risky curiosity, wild abandon, daring playfulness, quiet listening, irresponsible passion, happy terror and naïve grace.
 
In a day when most of us are tired, worn-out, thirsty, and starving for life and joy and peace, maybe it is time to become a child again. Maybe it is time to quit college and take a year off to go to the mission filed, or give up a secure job and go back to school, or leave the corporation because the work is killing our souls, or give up the possessions that are possessing us.
 
Maybe it is time to live this dangerous wonder of faith, take our shoes off, roll up our sleeves, and have “such a romp as no one has ever seen.” Maybe it’s time to lay in the snow once again.”
 

Isn’t it amazing how many things in this life can lull us into spiritual slumber when God wants to run wild and free with us through whatever life hurls at us? Don’t fall for any of them. Take a run with him through the meadow today and find out what it really means to be alive!

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  1. Steve June 22, 2004 at 1:37 pm

    This world including it’s religious institutions, has a way of wearing us down, tiring us out until we fall to sleep and sucking the very life out of us. We must abandon the broken cisterns, built by men, that try to contain the glory of God and control His Kingdom. But we can seek the Source of the flow again. The green pastures the still waters that arn’t in turmoil from the winds of doctrine. Fill us up Lord.

  2. eddie June 22, 2004 at 1:48 pm

    Thanks for posting this Wayne.

    I am learning how to become alive again. Just this week I was telling the Lord that I am in the mood for something radical.

    Will see if He is in the mood …

    😉

  3. Steve June 22, 2004 at 4:37 pm

    This world including it’s religious institutions, has a way of wearing us down, tiring us out until we fall to sleep and sucking the very life out of us. We must abandon the broken cisterns, built by men, that try to contain the glory of God and control His Kingdom. But we can seek the Source of the flow again. The green pastures the still waters that arn’t in turmoil from the winds of doctrine. Fill us up Lord.

  4. eddie June 22, 2004 at 4:48 pm

    Thanks for posting this Wayne.

    I am learning how to become alive again. Just this week I was telling the Lord that I am in the mood for something radical.

    Will see if He is in the mood …

    😉

  5. Jonathan June 25, 2004 at 4:37 am

    Wayne. That’s a great excerpt and so true.

    I’ve just started reading ‘Brothers, We Are Not Professionals’ by John Piper (highly recommended) and some of the things he says are along those lines regarding the instutional church. ‘The more professional we long to be, the more spiritual death we will leave in our wake. For there is no professional childlikeness…there is no professional tenderheartedness…there is no professional panting after God’, he writes (and that’s only pages 1&2). Ciao.

  6. Jonathan June 25, 2004 at 7:37 am

    Wayne. That’s a great excerpt and so true.

    I’ve just started reading ‘Brothers, We Are Not Professionals’ by John Piper (highly recommended) and some of the things he says are along those lines regarding the instutional church. ‘The more professional we long to be, the more spiritual death we will leave in our wake. For there is no professional childlikeness…there is no professional tenderheartedness…there is no professional panting after God’, he writes (and that’s only pages 1&2). Ciao.

  7. Loren Rosser June 27, 2004 at 1:21 pm

    This one really hit home with me. I feel like this is something God has been speaking to me personally. It is strange how sometimes what appears to us to be security actually becomes a prison.

  8. Loren Rosser June 27, 2004 at 4:21 pm

    This one really hit home with me. I feel like this is something God has been speaking to me personally. It is strange how sometimes what appears to us to be security actually becomes a prison.

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