12/6/08

Wild Abandonment!

Love, Passion, Wild Abandonment! Giving yourself fully! No holds barred! Letting go completely to your passion! Sound exciting? Scary? Intoxicating? All of the above?

We live in an age of false passion. People fall in and out of lust and feel this is passion. However I am talking about a longing that aches to be quenched. A pursuing of your desired to the point of wild abandonment!

I am talking about the Lord! Is that scandalous? Sacrilege? No, it's Biblical!

There are 5 verses in Deuteronomy that speak of giving yourself completely to the Lord. Deuteronomy 6:5 talks about loving the Lord our God with all our heart, soul and might! Deuteronomy 10:12; 11:13; 13:3 and 30:6 all talk about loving the Lord and serving Him with all our heart and soul!

If I was to give myself completely to the Lord in that way, the way He desires, it would require me to do it fully. Not half-hearted attempts at love but to dive in to the point that my head is swimming!

Later in Joshua 22:5 it mentions clinging to the Lord and loving him and serving Him with all our soul!

Jesus also talks about this passionate, wild love. In Mark 12:30 Jesus talks about loving the Lord with all our heart, soul, mind and strength. He is saying we are to love the Lord
completely! Without reservations. Without second thoughts! Without restraint!

Are you scared yet? Excited? Wild Abandonment is scary, exciting and intoxicating! Can we let go so completely that we allow God to fill our every fiber? Can we burn with passion for Him? Do we want to?

Ashamedly I am not there yet but I want to be. I love the Lord but know that things hold me back from letting go completely. I want to desire God to the point where nothing else truly matters. I want to give Him all my cares and to cling to Him fully! I want to give myself to Him completely!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Excellent. I'm surprised you didn't include David dancing in his underwear! Very helpful. Thank you.

RDA said...

I don;t mention the underwear but do talk about David and Worship in Just A Thought #9 (see listing under Feb.)

DonnaSaffel said...

Unfortunatley I am not here totally either but I sure want to be! I want to sell everything and give it to the poor. I want reckless abandon! We went and worshiped with the Salvation Army this morning and then had brunch with a bunch of homeless and drug adicts. It was the best! I felt Christ there in that unrefined service.
I am not scared... I crave wild abandonment!! I believe Christ calls us to it. Not our comfy pews (if you can call them comfy) :)
Thanks for your words Rick.

Rick said...

That is the way to bring Heaven on Earth...

abond said...

Reading Isa49 last night, thinking about that very thing - wondering just how passionate is too passionate, and if we are conceding defeat by giving in to the fear of expressing emotion - and I was stricken with God's language.
When he spoke through his prophets, God is *passionate*. Extravagant, poetic, elaborate, emotional.
Con. Vic. Ted.

RDA said...

Thanks for the feedback guys and gals. Let's keep pressing in!

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