Thursday, 25 April 2013

The dancing song

I grew up listening to Rich Mullins. He's my Dad's favourite musician and as a baby I would go to sleep listening to his songs. Funny thing is, if I can't sleep, I still find and listen to a Rich Mullins song on my iPod.

A particular song called 'Creed' was re-named 'The Dancing Song' in our household becuase I loved it when I was little and would dance to it, mum would pick me up and we'd dance together in the kitchen. 

Here are the lyrics...

I believe in God the Father almighty 

Maker of Heaven and Maker of Earth 

And in Jesus Christ 
His only begotten Son, our Lord 
He was conceived by the Holy Spirit 
Born of the virgin Mary 
Suffered under Pontius Pilate 
He was crucified and dead and buried


And I believe what I believe 

Is what makes me what I am 

I believe that He who suffered 

Was crucified, buried, and dead 

He descended into hell and 
On the third day, rose again 
He ascended into Heaven where 
He sits at God's mighty right hand 
I believe that He's returning to 
Judge the quick and the dead 
Of the sons of men

I believe in God the Father almighty 

Maker of Heaven and Maker of Earth 

And in Jesus Christ His only begotten Son, 
Our Lord 
I believe in the Holy Spirit 
One Holy Church, the communion of Saints 
The forgiveness of sin 
I believe in the resurrection 
I believe in a life that never ends


Isn't it an awesome song? I still love it so I thought I'd share it with you. 

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Why I Love Adventure

Gandalf: The world is not in your books and maps. It's out there.

Adventure: an unusual and exciting, typically hazardous, experience or activity (Oxford dictionary)

I love adventure. I like reading about it, watching it and enjoying the various adventures of life. I also believe it is essential for the christian life. If you think being a christian means you'll have a stress-free life with no hardships, I'm sorry to say, but you're sadly mistaken, there is nowhere in the bible that indicates being a christian is easy and nothing short of an adventure. 

I've heard it said that Christians should be in the world, but not of the world. We aren't supposed to be chasing the temporary 'stuff of earth', because this earth is not our home. Our eyes should continue to focus heavenward. However, we aren't supposed to be hiding our light within us from the world because we still live in the world. We are in a war and it's good vrs evil. "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms." Ephesians 6:12

Adventure is fighting against evil for righteousness. Adventure is sharing your faith with those around you. Adventure is saying "Lord, I'm here, use me for your glory."

And I suppose that's why I love adventure so much. Giving up yourself for a greater cause no matter what personal cost thrills me to the core.