When I read this excerpt in Brennan Manning's book, The Ragamuffin Gospel, my heart literally leapt in my chest.
Am I going to be a person that believes everything the Bible says about our miraculous savior but refuses to put it to test in my own life? Do I truly believe that He can "do it again" and do it in my own life? And if I do believe am I going to put my vocal belief into action and jump in the wheelbarrow, handing all control over to Him? Do I even WANT Him to take me on that journey, or have I become so complacent that I am happy watching him carry everyone else across?
"What we do with the lordship of Jesus is a better indication of our faith than what we think.
This is what the world wants from our rhetoric, what the man of God longs for in shepherds -
daring enough to be different,
humble enough to make mistakes,
wild enough to be burnt in the fire of love,
real enough to make others see how phony we are."