Crazy Faith

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Devotional

Modern-Day Heroes


I’m sure you’d agree that this world we live in is pretty out of whack. For things to get right, we need miracles taking place far more often. If we really want crazy results, we’ve got to put in a crazy amount of faith—even if it’s hard. So I’ve got one question for you: How badly do you want it? 


I define crazy faith as “having thoughts and actions that lack reason but trusting fully in what you cannot explicitly prove.” Why are we still talking about heroes from the Bible like Noah, Moses, and Paul? Because they believed so deeply in what God had called them to do. They were willing to live out their faith even when people called them crazy. 


Think about someone you look up to. You celebrate that person because she dared to travel a road that most others haven’t. The sad truth is that most believers live safe, quiet lives and never get to see the full promise of God. 


The thing is, sometimes God will ask you to do things that don’t seem rational or logical at all, things people misunderstand or even make fun of. The Bible is full of stories like that.


God wants you to be His modern-day hero. He wants people to look at the faith you have and model their own after it. The faith you have to start the business in the middle of an economic crisis, to believe for a healing that doctors deem impossible, to let go and move forward after a devastating heartbreak—your crazy faith is what He wants to use to make a miracle happen. He’s not looking for somebody to give Him all the reasons why it can’t happen. He’s looking for somebody to believe that if He says it, it will happen. 


Memorize Jesus’s words recorded in John 15:16: “You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name.” If and when you feel unworthy, doubtful, anxious, impatient, unmotivated, or overwhelmed this week, let the Holy Spirit remind you of this promise about your purpose. You are not a mistake! You are chosen.