Day 10: Get CRAZY

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 🙂

~Starr

16 thoughts on “Day 10: Get CRAZY

  1. Houseful?!?!?!? Last time I checked, we only had 2 more crazies, Kayla and Kylie (well 3 crazies if you count Kylie #1 and Kylie #2 separately). 🙂

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  2. Yes, God DOES have a sense of humor…This is TOO crazy…as I was circling the house this morning, I was thinking…”LORD, is this crazy??” Have I really gone off the deep end? And then I come in and start to read Day 10 in Draw the Circle…yes, I am definitely crazy, but I’d rather be crazy with God, than crazy with the world. So, I will continue…if the LORD has something in store for me that will come ONLY when I do “crazy” things for Him…Bring it on!! I’ve never been more ready, LORD! Happy Tuesday, fellow 40 dayers!!

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  3. Yes… We are all CRAZY! Thank you, Starr, for asking us to join this wild journey with you. After, reading in Draw the Circle this morning, I read the parable in Luke 18:1-8. It spoke volumes to me and here’s why: 1. Jesus told this story to show the disciples that they should always pray and not give up! How many times do we stop praying just short of our miracle, our answer? 2. The widow was persistent to the point of driving the judge crazy: how many times do we stop just short of witnessing, just short of the goal line, just short of whatever you may be facing; which causes you to miss out on something BIG, just because “we might be asking too much!” God says in his Word, ask what you will! Persistent (or CRAZY) breeds faith! 3. In verse 8: God says ‘when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?’ God helps us all! This challenge may be viewed as crazy by some but I do not want to be found on the GREAT day of His return to be without faith or having lost faith! So… Let’s continue this crazy journey and see what is in store!

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    1. BROOKE!!! No joke, I did the same thing this morning in my prayer time. Wasn’t that such an amazing passage? If we had been together we could have had church in the living room together like old times!! “And the BIBLE says…and at midnight, Paul and Silas sang praises to The Lord!!!”

      Love you friend and thank you for sharing what you got from that today!!

      Everybody go do yourself a favor and read Luke 18 tonight!!

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  4. Hello everyone! I love reading your updates! I also took time to read the parable in Luke this evening. It’s funny how you read something over the years and don’t remember ever thinking that this woman was driving the judge crazy! I won’t forget this one for a while. I’m praying tonight that God will either give me peace on my job or make me so miserable that I do something crazy! It’s tough right now but I want whatever I do to be from God and not my own selfish motives.

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