Sometimes when you believe in something and there is no evidence, people will call you crazy. You may even think you are crazy. However, as soon as that thing you were believing in manifests, you are no longer considered crazy. I like to call it crazy faith. Each time I experience crazy faith, my faith grows even deeper. In 2016 for seven months, I could barely walk, and I was told that I could lose the ability to walk at all. In spite of the diagnosis and what it looked like, I refused to believe it. I chose to believe the report of the Lord who says by His stripes I am healed. Today I am walking, and on a good day you might even see me jogging. And then I am reminded of the time I did not have a penny to my name and God gave me the exact amount I needed to get my car fixed. I kid you not, the exact amount! And how about the time I wanted to move my business to a home I did not have. I told my clients the name of the street I would be moving to as if it was so. Yes, God gave me a house on that street! Now that is crazy faith! I have many more testimonies where I did nothing but hand it over to God and believe He would handle it, and He did.
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1) KJV
“And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.” (Mathew 21:22)
There are many people in the Bible who had crazy faith. I am sure they thought Noah was crazy, the people didn’t see a need for an ark. He must have looked crazy every day he worked on it and there was no rain in sight, until there was rain. And Abraham, who was no spring chicken, must have looked right foolish leaving his family and home to travel to a land he knew little or nothing about. But because he had faith, he chose to obey God. And even though it took some time, God, as He always does, kept His promises to Abraham.
“And God said to Noah, “I have determined to make an end of all flesh, for the earth is filled with violence through them. Behold, I will destroy them with the earth. Make yourself an ark of gopher wood. Make rooms in the ark and cover it inside and out with pitch.” (Genesis 6:13-14) ESV
“They were eating, drinking, and marrying and being given in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.” (Luke 17:27)
“Now the LORD had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s house to a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” (Genesis 12:1-3)
We are familiar with the story of the twelve spies who Moses sent to the land of Canaan. God told Moses He had given this land to the Israelites. He instructed Moses to send one leader from each of the twelve tribes of Israel to explore the land. After forty days, the spies returned with their reports. The thing is their were two different reports. Two spies are fully convinced that they are able to go into the promised land, overcome the people there and possess it. The other ten spies are scared to death. They are convinced that they are no match for the people living in the land of Canaan. Now they all saw the same things in the promised land. So why were there two totally different reports? I believe that two of those spies had crazy faith. They believed what God had promised them in spite of what it looked like. But because the people chose to believe the other ten spies, the children of Israel went around and round in the desert for forty years. It is easier for people to believe what they see, but the blessings and victory comes when we walk by faith and not by sight.
“The LORD said to Moses, “Send some men to explore the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the Israelites. Send one leader from each tribe. So, at the LORD’s command Moses sent them out from the Desert of Paran. All of them were leaders of the Israelites.” (Numbers 13:1-3)
“And they returned and came to Moses and to Aaron and to all the assembly of the children of Israel, to the Wilderness of Paran, to Kadesh, and brought back word to them and to the entire assembly and showed them the fruit of the land. They reported to him and said, “We came to the land where you sent us, and surely it flows with milk and honey, and this is the fruit of it. However, the people are strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are fortified and very great, and also we saw the children of Anak there. The Amalekites dwell in the land of the Negev, and the Hittites, and the Jebusites, and the Amorites dwell in the mountains, and the Canaanites dwell by the sea and by the edge of the Jordan.” Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, “Let us go up at once and possess it, for we are able to overcome it.” But the men that went up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people because they are stronger than us. They gave the children of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, “The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature. And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come from the giants, and in our eyes we were like grasshoppers, and so we were in their eyes.” (Numbers 13:26-33)
Some of the most successful people in today’s society were laughed at and called crazy when they stepped out on faith and left their comfort zones to follow their God given visions and dreams. The world calls it crazy. But listen, what the world calls crazy in one season, will be considered faith in another. Crazy to the world changes depending on what it looks like. But the Word doesn’t change, and the Word says, “your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.” (1 Corinthians 2:5) The Word of God is powerful! When we stand on His Word, walk by His Word, live by His Word and speak His Word, things change in both the physical and spiritual realms. I have learned when you pray about something, you must give it completely to God, trusting Him to handle it and believe that it will work out for your good. It doesn’t matter what it looks like, how long it’s taking, or who says you are crazy for believing something that they can’t see. You may not even see it, but that is what faith is, believing what you can’t see. Crazy faith will never fail you! Love and Blessings…
“for we walk by faith, not by sight.” (2 Corinthians 5:7)
“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” (Hebrews 11:6)