“I want to be “dangerous” to a dull and boring religion. I want a faith that is considered “dangerous” by our predictable and monotonous culture.”
– Mike Yaconelli
This was a comment made in response to a blog post on another blog site that I frequent. When I read it, my thought was….YES! That’s what it’s all about.
I want to be dangerous…live a James Bond kind of faith. A take no prisoners, turn the world on its ears kind of faith. What could we accomplish for Christ with a John Wayne like faith. The kind of faith that says…’I know who I am, who I belong to, and I ain’t takin no crap from anybody’! What would that be like?
What would the world say to that kind of faith? Heck…what would other Christians say to that kind of faith?
Dangerous faith is the kind that believes God can do anything….and we can do anything with Him! I want that kind of faith.
I have to be honest…there are times when I think I have that kind of faith….then fold like a cheap suit when the pressure proves to be too much. I hate that. That’s Pee Wee Herman faith.
Oh to have the kind of faith that moves mountains, the kind of faith that achieves the impossible. The kind of faith that TRULY believes ‘I can do all things thru Christ who strengthens me’. The kind of faith that KNOWS if I ‘submit myself to God, resist the devil, then he will flee’.
Dangerous faith is the kind of faith that grabs hold of the this statement by Jesus; “Anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.”
i want that kind of faith!