God’s crazy plan

 

Have you ever heard a voice inside your head telling you to do something?  Not some crazy cuckoo voice telling you to run in front of a bus but a voice telling you to do something that is just a little uncomfortable?

Yes?

That voice is quite possibly God talking to you. God will test your faith from time to time, especially when you ask Him to speak to you or when you say that you want to hear from Him. God shows up at the craziest of times and many of us as good as say “not now God, I am busy” by ignoring that voice and then we fit God in when it suits us. It is so wrong,

If you want a good life and much more then you need to follow God’s crazy plan and put him first. There are a number of verses in the Bible that tell us to do just this, both Old Testament and New and there are many cases today where people who have put God first and not just listened but obeyed and have had the craziest and most miraculous of things happen.

Proverbs 3:6 says “in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight” (NIV)  – as near as dammit saying “do as I command and you will be more than ok.

And the message Bible takes Matthew 6:30-33, the bit where is says put God first and then adds some modern day language to it as follows “If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met”

You see, we live in age of FOMO, fear of missing out and a time where our needs are more important than those of the person or people standing next to us and living like this God doesn’t get a look in.

But God wants to bless you and if you think you can’t find Him then maybe listen to that voice that calls you to do something a little crazy like pay for the groceries of the person behind you in the checkout or give that last fifty bucks as a tithe offering or to someone in need. Put God first and when He comes first an amazing kind of crazy is let loose in your life. Your paths may take you all over the place but as Proverbs says they will be straight, straight in a way that lets God control you, bless you and open you up to do his business.

So the next time you are about  tell God to “call back later” stop what you are doing and let Him talk and witness God’s awesome power at work first hand.

Matt Newnham is a Christian, Author, Writer and Speaker. He is a single father and lives in Cape Town, South Africa. Matt is passionate about life. Matt is the author of Space Ranger Fred, a series of children’s books with Christian principles. Follow Matt on Twitter @MattNewnhamZA and on his Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/mattwjnewnham