I may be processing yesterday for the rest of my life.
”Ridiculous Faith brings ridiculous Favor!!
Even those closest to me sometimes voice their disbelief in my life, “How is this possible?” Most of the time I really don’t believe it either. Like yesterday, I had to pinch myself to make sure I was actually awake. I was. Yes, it was all happening right in front of my eyes.
You know that I am in Africa, completely surrounded by lack. In the past 4 weeks I have had maybe 10 showers as we have been without water more than we have had water. What does "lack" look like? Do we ever go without? Did you know that you can actually see it and feel it. And God's love is so thick and tangible. Anyway, I am getting off track, I am talking about impossibilities and overwhelming abundance of God that is not tangible..........
And extravagant overwhelming love doesn’t make sense. Moses parted the Red Sea and I will bet people were thinking “No way this is happening!” and what about Noah, he build an ark for 120 years and people were probably saying “It’s NOT gonna rain” “Look at the beautiful skies”. Here in Mozambique, we see the blind receive their sight. we watch the deaf receive their hearing, we actually get to see God grow limbs out!
Here is the thing, I want BIG things from God. I really want big things from God and then I think it is strange when He asks me to build an ark or grow a leg out or pray for a blind persons sight. I am asking for big things from God! So really I am not amazed at the craziness of my life. Every morning I wake up with some impossible task in front of me and I know that God will meet it with impossible strength and love. I serve a God who used a murderer to part the Red Sea and He used a prostitute to deliver the land of Israel into a new generation of leaders.
This is my life. My real life. Most people don’t understand the favor that each one of us walk in. You have it too. It is what we say and believe. It’s in our words. Remember the movie, Rush Hour, where Chris Rock says to Jackie Chan, “Do you understand the words that are comin’ outta my mouth?” I believe that God says that to us sometimes........He tells us that our words are life or death, that our words can move mountains and that Our words are so very powerful and our faith can actually move mountains. After all, God spoke creation into being.
I have a God who looks at me in my weakness and says “You can have the impossible”........You can do the impossible........Just be with me and we will do it together!
More about yesterday....late