May 31, 2009

A Sane God

Suppose God tells you to do something that is an enormous test of your common sense, totally going against it. What will you do? Will you hold back?...Jesus Christ demands the same unrestrained, adventurous spirit in those who have placed their trust in Him that the natural man exhibits...By the test of common sense, Jesus Christ’s statements may seem mad, but when you test them by the trial of faith, your findings will fill your spirit with the awesome fact that they are the very words of God.
Oswald Chambers - My Utmost For His Highest: May 30 Devotional

That God may ask us to do something we think makes little or no sense is not a thought we seem to dwell on much. But it is not outside the realm of possibility for no other reason than God's ways are not our ways. We are quick to come before the throne with our requests and desires that fit quite nicely into our worldview. But what if we were asked to do something we thought lacked common sense? Or worse yet, something others thought lacked common sense?

Is your faith strong enough to know that God is not crazy?

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