Crazy People

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Ever notice how God’s people in the Bible are often thought to be, well,

a little off?

a few cards short of a full deck?

a couple pancakes short of a stack?

Well, I’m thinking this might be some sort of off handed, unintended, maybe even mean spirited compliment. So, to all of you who think my faith and view of God is ludicrous…

Thank you!

And I mean it from the bottom of my nutty heart!

I’m starting to see God moving in greater and greater ways than I ever imagined before!

What if we put up several multisites a year?

In every theater?

In every school?

In every upfitted building?

And each one was crazier for the mission to reach the lost than the last?!

WOW! 

Do you ever dream with me? If you do, don’t worry. You might just be crazy like a fox!

Turns out you and I would be in good company by the way. Check these verses out,

Israel, the time has come. You will get what you deserve, and you will know it. ” Prophets are fools,” you say. ” And God’s messengers are crazy.” Your terrible guilt has filled you with hatred. Hosea 9:7

and even the very best company…

 48The Jews then said, “That clinches it. We were right all along when we called you a Samaritan and said you were crazy…”


 49-51Jesus said, “I’m not crazy. I simply honor my Father, while you dishonor me. I am not trying to get anything for myself. God intends something gloriously grand here and is making the decisions that will bring it about. I say this with absolute confidence. If you practice what I’m telling you, you’ll never have to look death in the face.”  John 8:48–50


and,


“…At this point the Jews said, “Now we know you’re crazy. Abraham died. The prophets died. And you show up saying, ‘If you practice what I’m telling you, you’ll never have to face death, not even a taste.’ Are you greater than Abraham, who died? And the prophets died! Who do you think you are!” John 8:52


Truth is, even His own family thought He was crazy at first.


So dream big for God and let’m call you crazy from the bleachers. What’s really crazy is spending your whole life in the nose bleed section calling everyone out on the field, crazy!