How To See God Move In Your Life:
1) Acknowledge His infinite love and endless mercy for you as His exquisite, one of a kind, work of perfection, and object of His greatest passion; that His thoughts of love for you outnumber the grains of sand on every sea shore that ever was: and that each thought is complete in its unique story of a different facet of your being and His wonderful plan for that moment of your existence based on the limitless power of His eternal Self. Got that? Ok…….
2) Now, live like it.
What would your life look like if you were completely convinced of your place in Abba’s heart? You might do and say things that would make you appear to be a little…..crazy. You might just look like an idiot. Take a stroll through the Old Testament, some time, and count the idiots. They weren’t really idiots, not to God, but they sure looked like it to the common folk. Can you imagine what the locals had to say about Noah? That old man had to know who he was in God’s esteem before he could pull a stunt like that in front of his in-laws. You know I love David. He was a runt against a giant; a mean, seasoned, battle-hardened, run-for-your-life, here-he-comes, giant. There was a whole army of fighting men who were scared to death of him. I wonder what they were saying amongst themselves when the word got out that David was talking some smack? I guarantee it had the Hebrew word for ‘idiot’ in it, somewhere.
Occasionally, somebody comes along with a glimmer of understanding of what God can do through one sold out individual. They don’t act like the rest of us, they don’t talk like the rest of us, and they couldn’t care less what anybody thinks about them or the weird things they’re up to. When you catch a glimpse of God’s vision for your life, you want it all, no matter what. Hey, think about all the idiot things you’ve done in your life.
Reflect on them for a moment.
Take your time.
Now imagine that God’s will and power are behind that crazy idea that you’ve been mulling over in your Christian mind, some of you, for years. What if you did that thing? It’s no worse than wearing a toga to your wedding rehearsal dinner, painting your chest for a sporting event, dancing the hoochie dance at the downtown barbeque last year because you drank a little too much. Instead of being a regular bozo, be a bozo for Christ. And God does love Him a bozo. It’s one of the great truths that I hinge my life on. I’ve come to depend on it and He hasn’t disappointed me, yet.
If you really want to see God do what He does best, let your freak flag fly, let it all hang out, go be the flailing imbecile that you know you can be and be that imbecile in Jesus’ Name!
11 “When you are brought before synagogues, rulers and authorities, do not worry about how you will defend yourselves or what you will say, 12 for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what you should say.” Luke 12: 11,12
But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. 1 Corinthians 1: 27
Whenever a man or woman stands up for the Name, looking like an idiot, there’s always a moment when the tables turn. The Truth of God comes down and the world is silent in the presence and the revelation of it. It’s the moment when the rain starts falling, when the giant drops his shield and spear and hits his knees. Now who’s the idiot?