Day 10 starts off with a verse that absolutely makes me laugh:
This woman is driving me crazy. Luke 18:5 NLT
Maybe I’m laughing because I feel like THAT CRAZY WOMAN!
Who picks up a random book at a hotel, reads it in 24 hours, can’t stop talking about said book. Then, finds 25 victims, I mean friends, to do a crazy 40 day challenge that involves reading, praying, commenting, a blog, oh MY. AND the nerve to bug the crap out of said friends to encourage and keep them accountable?!?!? All while trying to convince herself…this really isn’t THAT CRAZY!
Hi, my name is Starr. And I am crazy. Let me apologize if I am driving YOU crazy…
There are defining moments in life when we need to prove to God that we mean business – and I don’t mean “business as usual.” In fact, it’s only when “business as usual” goes out of business that we’re in business – the Father’s business. That’s when we’re on the verge of a spiritual breakthrough.
(pg 64 – Draw the Circle)
I am crazy enough to believe that God has brought me to one of those defining moments in my life. I mean business – and not “business as usual.” I also know that God is no respecter of persons – He is calling each and every one of us to a deeper relationship with Him and wants more than anything for us to experience a spiritual breakthrough in our lives.
But don’t let the nitpickers and naysayers keep you from doing something crazy if you know God has called you to do it. (pg 66 – Draw the Circle)
There is a voice that you may hear – in your head (for crazy people like me) or in real life – like at church, the grocery store, at work – naysayers are EVERYWHERE.
The enemy wants more than anything for us to believe the lies that are planted. Any place that Satan can get a stronghold in our life, he will fight to stay. He may have us convinced that taking this journey to go deeper with God isn’t worth it. That we’re just fine where we are at. That our life will turn upside down the minute we decide to give God more than we’ve ever given.
Yes, crazy things happen to crazy people.
Here’s something that the enemy wants us to forget:
What if you are on the verge of the single most incredible spiritual breakthrough you’ve ever experienced in your life and you decide it isn’t worth it? What if your fear delays a miracle that could change the path of your life? What if your defining legacy and mark that you leave on this world is birthed inside of a crazy little 40 day prayer challenge that Starr annoyed the crazy out of you about?
There is a pattern repeated in Scripture: crazy miracles are the offspring of crazy faith. Normal begets normal. Crazy begets crazy. If we want to see God do crazy miracles, sometimes we need to pray crazy prayers. (pg 66 – Draw the Circle)
I will be crazy with you. I will cry with you when we don’t understand it all and days are long and hard and tough. And I will dance with you as the Holy Spirit rains down in our lives. I will pray bold, crazy prayers – on my knees…in my robe, with bedhead and bad breath.
And since crazy begets crazy, I’m raising an entire house full of backup that will come along with us for the ride 🙂