7 Then the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground. He breathed the breath of life into the man’s nostrils, and the man became a living person.
8 Then the Lord God planted a garden in Eden in the east, and there he placed the man he had made.
Have you ever read the book ‘Wild at Heart’? If not, you are missing out! It is a book mainly for guys, but ladies are encouraged to read it as well. It’s about who Christian men are truly supposed to be. It explains how we are genuinely “wild at heart,” and here’s why…
John Eldredge, the author of the book says, “(Adam) was created outside the Garden, in the wilderness…. Man was born in the outback, from the untamed part of creation. Only afterward is he brought to Eden. And ever since then boys have never been at home indoors, and men have had an insatiable longing to explore…”
Read that back if you need to. Both the verse we are studying and the quote. Have you ever noticed man was not created in the Garden? We were created in the wild. We were created to be warriors like William Wallace from Braveheart. Not like Mr. Rogers, as most Christian men seem to act, including myself.
I want to be the man God has called me to be. This means I need to quit playing nice and start being bold. Being nice may have a short impact on someone, but being bold can change the trajectory of someone’s life. Lets start being who we were meant to be from the beginning.
What’s your next bold move?
How can you help others be bold?
Dear Lord, thank you for this scripture and its deeper meaning. I pray we begin to live as warriors and leaders. The time is now. Help us to continue to reflect your Son Jesus in our daily lives. Amen.
Have a great day!