Make Me Dangerous

Mighty God, save me from being ordinary and commonplace while professing to know a Power this nuclear century does not reckon with. Save me from being “harmless,” and therefore unharmed. Save me from being a spiritual pacifist, a non-militant, a conscientious objector in this battle-to-the-death with principalities and powers in high places. Give me meekness in contact with men, but brash, outspoken boldness in the way of the Cross. Save me from being among the “sideliners” — coaching and criticizing the real wrestlers while content to sit by and leave the enemies of God unchallenged. Save me from being one whom the world cannot hate, because I am too much like it. Oh, God, make me dangerous!

(based on words written by Jim Eliot)

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