Friday, December 07, 2012

You were Born to Be Wild ---About Jesus!

A few years back Kerry Gibson, who was our CMA evangelist at the time, sent out an email to members. The request was to pick a song for the state coordinator and each area rep to sing, in front of everyone, during our state rally! Folks had a blast picking out the songs. I still see George singing, “They’re gonna put me in the movies…”

The song they picked for Danny to sing was “Born to be Wild!”  When Danny got up on stage to sing his rendition karaoke style, he pulled out all the stops. He played an air guitar as though he’d always been playing! He threw his long hair around and danced across the stage. It was spectacular and the crowd went wild. Danny’s enthusiasm for the song caused the crowd to become enthusiastic and thoroughly enjoy the fun.  Kerry had sent out a request that promised to create a fun atmosphere, Danny got enthusiastic about the request which in turn gave the members a good time and the rest is history.

We are in fact, born to be wild! Jesus’ whole life was wild! This walk of faith is WILD! It’s beyond our wildest imaginations. We’re like careful little librarians, born into a boring little life and BOOM! We’re born again and translated from ordinary into extraordinary. Taken from guarded to wide open.  We once were part of a safe, sane, sensible life, doing what we know to do. Suddenly we’re taken out of the life of normalcy and plunked into the wild times of God, The Creator of Heaven and Earth! His creative power pours into our hearts and we are forever changed.

Sometimes we forget our birthright. We get tired, or we get offended, or we get hurt. We look around and the crowd recedes and we think we are on stage alone. So we walk away. We attempt to go back to what we knew. After all, this wild life with Jesus is daring, adventurous, unimaginable and not so secure in and of itself. At least when we were living our own life we knew what was going to happen. We’re tired so we think it’s time to rest. We’re alone, so we think it’s time to retreat. We’re vulnerable so we go find a safe place.

The problem with going back is that we are not who we were. So when we attempt to go back to what we used to do we don’t find the same wellbeing and pleasure we once did. Because we were born again, to be wild! Wild about Jesus! Wild about the Gospel! Wild about our faith, our family, our friends! Wild about our freedom to be all He asks us to be and more!

Oh beloved, run to the Word of God and read! He’s wild about you. He’s wild about blessing your life. He’s wild about walking you through every problem, every trial, every heartache, every sorrow. He wants to go with you everywhere and He wants you to go with Him all the way to heaven! He wants to take you in His arms and dance with you across the stage of your life. Without Him things might look safer, but in reality it’s not. But with Him, life will be daring, adventurous, purposeful and heavenly! Let Him love you and let Him care for you all the way to heaven! For beloved, you were born to be wild about Him!

John 11:25 Jesus said to her, I AM the Resurrection and the Life. Whoever believes in (adheres to, trusts in, and relies on) Me, although he may die, yet he shall live;” Amplified Bible

Psalm 103:1 Let all that I am praise the LORD; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name.

Jeremiah 24:7  I will give them a heart to know Me, for I am the LORD; and they will be My people, and I will be their God, for they will return to Me with their whole heart.

Psalm 70:4  Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; And let those who love Your salvation say continually, “Let God be magnified.”

Isaiah 63:9  In all their affliction He was afflicted, And the angel of His presence saved them; In His love and in His mercy He redeemed them, And He lifted them and carried them all the days of old.

Psalm 27:4  One thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD And to meditate in His temple.

Psalm 103:1 Let all that I am praise the LORD; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name.

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