Monday, January 28, 2008

More Thoughts About Reckless Abandon

Reckless abandon means absolute obedience without question. Noah obeyed God and built a huge ark - cruise line ship for animals. Imagine the years of ridicule that he endured as he built this thing. (I wonder if that was the first boat ever built. Or, did they build little canoe boats before that? hmmm) Shadrach Meshach and Abednego had reckless abandon and were thrown into a fiery pit that was so hot the guards that tossed them in were burned alive. Daniel was thrown into a den of hungry lions because of his reckless abandon.

Absolute obedience can incur some very grave consequences but through it all God was with them and saved them. God’s greater plan is so much bigger than we could ever fathom. As I think more about this reckless abandon and my responsibility to teach it to my kids I realize that I am teaching them that they have to trust that God knows what He is doing in the midst of the situation and that I could be teaching them to obey even though faced with death. Can I do that?

As a mom we are to protect our children it is instinct so can I have reckless abandon and teach my kids that they might have to actually die or be tortured or loose their job or whatever fire they must go through for Christ. However, Christ promises through it all no matter the cost, that He will be there in the fire with us.

Gen 6:9

These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.

Gen 6:22

Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.

Dan 3:17 & 18

If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.

Dan 3:25

He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.

Rev 3:15 & 16

I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.


  1. Thanks for leaving your link! I thought I would go ahead and pop over here. You have a beautiful family! I went and added you to my "others who link here" box in my sidebar.
    Have a blessed day!

  2. I absolutely loved your post today. I found you through MamaArcher - you have a great blog. Feel free to come on by and say hello... I'd love to meet you.


  3. Mama Archer, Thank you.

    Valerie, Thank you too, I will stop by and say hello.


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