Intrepid: Adventurous. Characterized by resolute fearlessness, fortitude and endurance.
These are a collection of extremely powerful words, especially when we think of them in the context of Christianity. They conjure up images of warriors, adventurers and survivors, people who take life by the horns and hang on for a wild ride…
At 28 years of age, I recommitted my life to Christ. In the years that followed, God began to place on my heart a vision of His Church doing exactly that, taking life by the horns, experiencing an adventure, going through life filled with courage, fortitude and endurance.
So the concept of Intrepid Christianity was born.
You see; I believe that God has an adventure for each of our lives, and it is so much bigger and greater than we can even think of. Think of this: our time on this earth is a journey. Jesus said:
Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. Matthew 7:14
Life is the destination, not the journey. We are on the road, right now, and it’s supposed to be a difficult road. Our time on earth is an adventure, fraught with danger and risk, and it’s going to take an adventurous spirit to get through it, it’s going to take courage, fortitude and endurance to reach that destination that is Life.
The journey, Jesus said, isn’t going to be easy. That is why, I believe, God wants to raise up a new generation of intrepid Christians; people filled with courage, fortitude and endurance; people with an adventurous spirit who will grab hold of this adventure and run the trail with joy and excitement.