Starting the Chase

“I saw the Lord… then I said, ‘Woe is me, for I am ruined!’ ” – Isaiah 6:1, 5 NASB

“Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, ‘Peace, be still!’ And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.” Mark 4:39 NKJV

Stormy Sea, by Marcus Larson

We were not made to stay in the safe harbors of life.

Welcome to Wanton Disregard for Safety, my new blog page for my thoughts and writing on worship.

Worshipers are stormchasers, pioneers, adventurers of a sort. We read in Scripture how everyone who truly encountered God came away broken, remade, changed forever by the experience. And yet we rush in, seeking His presence, knowing that finding more of Him means dying to more of ourselves. “He must increase; I must decrease.”

We are pursuing something powerful, mysterious, and at times dangerous. What is more terrifying is that the Storm we pursue promises to turn and pursue us! “Draw near to me, and I will draw near to you.” And still we press on to find His presence.

In the place of worship, we are broken down, torn apart, challenged and convicted, our flaws exposed for all to see. But in the place of worship, we are rebuilt, redeemed, renewed, and restored to our intended purpose. God did not call us to a life of ease. He called us into a storm, to be tossed to and fro on the waves and the wind, because that’s the only place you can hear His voice whisper “Peace, be still.”

I want to go there. Care to join me?

I’ve shared thoughts, experience, and songs related to worship on my main blog for several months. But I want to narrow the focus down, to really hone in on what worship is and why it matters. If you like my writing, or want to see what else I’m working on, please check out the About Me page to see what else I have going on.