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Thursday, October 18, 2012

He's a Lion

So if you are cool a nerd like me, then you probs love all of the Narnia books.  Admit it.  You do.  It's cool.  Any ways.  This is one of my all time favorite quotes from the Narnians (see above).  Someone asks if Aslan is safe.  (For those who don't know, Aslan is a Lion.  He also represents God.) Today when I saw this, I actually took a second to think about it.  How many times do I put God in a little, tiny box and think of him as safe?  More times than I would like to admit.  In the movie, Aslan was definitely not safe.  But, boy was he good.  He was the king.  He saved them.  Hate to break it you (and me), but God isn't safe.  He's THE KING.  He's radical in every way.  I forget more often than not, that God never promised me that he was "safe."  But he is good.  Choosing to follow him doesn't mean that it's all rainbows, butterflies and easy bake ovens from here on out.  In fact, things are probs a little more dicey.  But it's good.  A lot of times I choose to do things that are "safe" and easy.  A whole lot of times I choose not to do things out of fear.  This is a big one.  Fear is like a thorn in my side.  Not a fan.  I'm a chicken in disguise.  I'm talking big and little fear.  Like being scared to even talk to someone.  (Hello??  grow some why don't you.  ) Don't even ask me to pray for a someone I don't know.  Stranger danger.  Forget it being in public.  This is directed at me just so you know.   When I don't want to take a risk or if I let fear drive this crazy train, then I am putting THE KING in a box.  What I've come to realize is that most of the time, we have to risk a little to gain a little.  Here's the big question though:  Is the risk worth the reward?  You tell me.  Here is how I see it (at this present time):  Do I want to play it safe and keep God in this little tiny box I've made for him?  And pull him out when I need him.  Or do I risk a little?  Jesus risked it all.  For us.  He took the absolute biggest risk only to give us the biggest reward.  Do I forget that it's not about me and step out of my comfort zone?  I want to live in a way that isn't safe, but good.  I want to take chances that help bring in pieces of the Kingdom.  I just have to figure out how to do it.  I want to live for THE KING.    I want to take the risks, so that I can live into the rewards. 

That's all I've got.


2 comments:

  1. Whose wall is this? I want that framed! Always love your deep thoughts, Sass.

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