Thursday, January 31, 2008

Examples of Reckless Abandon

To be recklessly abandoned for Christ is to be completely surrendered to Christ without restraint, inhibitions, or moderation and to be completely unconcerned and at total peace about the consequences of what could happen.

I have been really asking God to show me more about reckless abandon. I really want to become more abandoned to Him every day. As I have been praying, God has brought more examples to my mind.

Ruth had reckless abandon. She knew she had to stay with Naomi and she did not care what the consequences were she was going to stay. If she did not stay then she would not have been able to complete her role in the coming of Christ. Ruth was David’s great grandmother. She left all that she knew including her religion to go to a land and people she had nothing in common. They were poor and had no food, yet Ruth stayed with Naomi. I know why she has been likened to the Proverbs 31 woman. She was a woman of noble character who had reckless abandon.

Esther had reckless abandon too. She obeyed Mordecai (he had reckless abandon too) about not revealing that she was a Jew to King Xerxes until she had to in order to save her people. She risked death to see the king without being summoned and she had not been summoned for over a month, it was as if he had lost interest in her. Nevertheless, she went to the king prayerfully and humbly in faith that he would extend his scepter to her and allows her to live. Because she did this, her people (God’s people) were saved.

Hosea had reckless abandon. God told him to marry a prostitute! He did, his life was miserable, she cheated on him, and he remained faithful and forgave her when God told him too. He reconciled with her. This example just shows you that God did not promise happiness when we follow his commands. God used Hosea to prophesy to Israel when Israel was not being faithful to God.

Reckless Abandon
Doing what God tells you to do regardless of the consequence or how hard it will be.

Ruth 1:16-17
And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God: Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the LORD do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me.

Esther 4:16
Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish.

Hosea 1:2-3
The beginning of the word of the LORD by Hosea. And the LORD said to Hosea, Go, take unto thee a wife of whoredoms and children of whoredoms: for the land hath committed great whoredom, departing from the LORD. So he went and took Gomer the daughter of Diblaim; which conceived, and bare him a son.

5 comments:

  1. AMEN!!!!!! i am so on board with this. God is moving in hearts, and bringing us in to a REAL faith that is RECKLESSLY ABANDONED to Him ALONE! i am blessed to have met you in blogland! i love your posts and your complete faith in God and HIS WORD!

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  2. Thanks Jeanette, I am glad God crossed our paths. I know that God is just taking me deeper into Him right now. I think in order to survive what is to come one must be recklessly abandoned. Many blessings to you my blog friend. :)

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  3. wow.... my brother just wrote a blog about being recklessly abandoned for God, and loving with reckless abandonment! Awesome.. keep loving God and loving people! By the way, way to homeschool... I was homeschooled too!
    Blessings, Lindsey Diacogiannis <><

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  4. Reckless Abandon Doing what God tells you to do regardless of the consequence or how hard it will be.

    This is often a very difficult thing to continue in especially when the consequences are not always what we had in mind. But when we are obedient God we are blessed. God is always faithful!

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  5. Mama Archer, you are so right. God is always faithful to bless our obedience no matter what the consequences that lay ahead of us.

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