Have you recently heard the phrase ‘live a radical life’? When I first saw this phrase it took my mind back to the 1960’s, but the phrase I heard now is referring to living a radical life of committing to do what God asks you to do. Stepping out of your norm and doing the ‘radical’ to serve God.
Kay Warren, wife of well know minister and author Rick Warren, has a fabulous book entitled “Dangerous Surrender: What Happens When You Say Yes to God.” She tells of her passion to help with the problems of social injustice around the world– child labor, poverty, HIV/AIDS, child prostitution, and environmental destruction. After reading a magazine article about the AIDS epidemic in Africa she commented “I had to make a conscious decision. Would I retreat to my comfortable life and my settled plans? Or would I surrender to God’s call and let my heart engage with a cause such as AIDS.” She has now become a voice, an advocate, for women and children around the world with HIV/AIDS.
Maybe you can’t tackle problems on that scale but what is God asking of you? If you can’t reach out across the globe, is He asking you to reach out in your community? Whatever your calling, do it with a passion, do it radically with unbounded enthusiasm. Is God Calling you? Are you listening?
Are you ready to live radically– to live your passion– to make a difference. Whatever your calling, whatever your passion don’t be lukewarm and timid– live radically with a passion to love and serve.
“What does the Lord require of you but to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with your God” Micah 6:8