Worship the Unsafe God

Worship the Unsafe God

A Story by Esa Ray
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Looking for a real adventure? This one here is a teaser to my blog post which will take you to life's greatest adventures... ^^,

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Many pray to a caricature of God, a crafted image projected from their own conception, complete with their particular weaknesses. In these caricatures, God becomes safe. This safe god has no surgical tools to delve into our deeper sins. He has no power to disturb or shock us. There can be no shaking of paradigms, jarring of thought patterns, dislodging of false securities, altering of self-definitions! God becomes a predictable vendo machine. Put in the necessary coins and this god produces the goodies.

 

Christians who pray to a "caricature god" NEVER ACTUALLY ENTER THE PRESENCE OF GOD. Or they would be transformed. They instead tag on a comfortable poster of their deity and pay homage to THEMSELVES!

 

ARE YOU MERELY PRAYING? OR ARE YOU REALLY L-O-V-I-N-G JESUS? DO YOU REALLY KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO LOVE??? DO YOU ALLOW GOD TO BE "UNSAFE"? I have allowed Him in mine...BUT THE REWARDS ARE BOUNDLESSSSSS!!!  HE HAS CAUSED ME TO BLOOM AND FLOWER, AND RELEASE ME TO MY GREATEST POTENTIAL (and a joy that surpasses all understanding)---BUT WITH IT, HE RISKED ME TO FACE MY GREATEST PERIL... I've discovered then, that life's greatest adventures would take you to a roller coaster ride with this "unsafe God", that is, of saying yes to God's will! :)

 

NOW, WILL YOU TRULY WORSHIP THE UNSAFE GOD? TRULY LOVING JESUS IS NOT SAFE BUT HE IS SATISFYING! ^^,


© 2017 Esa Ray



Author's Note

Esa Ray
Save the grammar corrections for now. I think I know where they are. :D Let me know what you think instead on my style of writing, it's structure and how I can improve. Credits also to John Piper whom the idea, "Jesus is not safe" was taken. It was inspired from his mini-book, "The Dangerous Duty of Delight." Thanks in advance, guys! ^^,

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I really like the idea of God being 'unsafe' and 'dangerous'. One of the central tenants of Christianity is that people can (indeed must) change. This is a painful unpleasant process, and it's something that many of the 'Yeah Jesus" churches around me seem to avoid out of fear of losing contributors, I mean, parishioners. Thanks for sharing.

Posted 2 Months Ago


A lot of poeple just pray ...it is really sad... One becomes really happy when He gets a real connection with you...


Posted 2 Months Ago


Good thoughts to share. Above all He is GOOD. Good is not necessarily safe.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Hopeful and good words shared. Belief and faith. We need to be whole and complete. Powerful and worthwhile thoughts and words shared. I liked them.
Coyote

Posted 3 Months Ago


I admire the fact that you projected your opinion into this well-written draft. It is impressive! Keep it up!

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Esa Ray

3 Months Ago

Thanks a lot Panda! :) You don't know how helpful these reviews are to me. Lest, I'll be writing cra.. read more
PandaPeaceful

3 Months Ago

I'm on the same road. All the luck to you and your writing. Have a lovely day!
Esa Ray

3 Months Ago

Enjoy ur day, too panda! :) My best wishes for you, too!

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Added on August 13, 2017
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Tags: radical faith, worship, adventure, real high, surrender

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Esa Ray
Esa Ray

Davao City, Philippines



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