If you left the grave behind you, so will I. If you gladly chose surrender, so will I. If you gave your life to love them, so will I. You’re the one who never leaves the one behind. If you left the grave behind you, so will I.
The lyrics to this song are amazing. I linked it at the end of this post. It is one of my favorites and I encourage you to sit somewhere quiet and just listen and take it in. 🙂
Radical. One of the definitions of radical is this: (especially of change or action) relating to or affecting the fundamental nature of something; far-reaching or thorough.
This definition is literally what it means to spread the Gospel.
Being a christian is radical y’all. It’s radical to pick up your cross daily and die to your flesh.
It says that being radical relates to or affects the fundamental nature of something; that it’s far-reaching or thorough. Would we agree to say that what Jesus did on the cross and what we choose to do while we are on this earth for Him, affects the fundamental nature of our entire beings? Is being a christian far-reaching or thorough?
Our fundamental nature on this earth is to literally teach people how to change their fundamentals and encourage them on their paths to Heaven. To reach them even when it’s tough, and to be thorough even when it seems impossible. Because when we are thorough, we are not superficial or partial. To truly be thorough, we need to perform with great care and completeness.
Didn’t Paul tell us to fight the good fight, finish the race, and keep the faith?
In politics, we talk about being radical, and it’s usually in a negative light. But shouldn’t we be radical for Christ? If those in the world are radical for all the wrong things, then we need to be radical for the right ones.
Sometimes it can be hard to stand up for what we know is right (or wrong) when all of society is saying it’s okay. When society screams to follow and give in to our feelings, we have to choose to be radical and deny that lie and choose truth. Dying to our flesh is choosing to do the right thing, even if everyone around us is doing what is wrong and pleasurable for a season.
We are to be radical to create change and take action towards finishing the race our Lord has set out before us.
Reading our Bible is radical, worshipping out loud is radical, loving others even when they hurt us is radical. If we truly loved and walked like Jesus did, we will most definitely be radical, and described as other things that can even be hurtful by those who don’t understand. It won’t be easy, but I can promise you it will be worth it.
The truth can hurt at times and may not feel fun or pleasurable, but it WILL set you free.
Choose to be radical for Jesus, because what He endured that day on the cross was the most radical thing done in history. He was radical for you, so let’s be radical for the one who never leaves the one behind. And if you ever need someone to be radical with you, I’m always here!
Hannah Smith, author of the Moving Mountains blog, is an accomplished individual who has experienced a lot of life in her 29 years.
At 19 years old, Hannah joined the Army. After moving around the country, she landed back where God wanted her in Ohio, even though she fought the whole way. She is now in charge of the prayer team at her church and seeks the Lord with all she’s got.
Hannah is married and a RN, but works as a stay-at-home mom to her daughter, Isabella, and her son, Grayson.
She loves to hike, travel, drink coffee, and talk about Jesus. Hannah also has a heart to create a home and life in which she can be a safe place for the hurting and the broken.
To her readers, Hannah says, “I believe that God set every single one of you reading this apart, for such a time as this. It is my hope and prayer that God would use the words I say to change your life in a way you and I never thought possible!”