We all have that friend who isn’t afraid of danger, thrills, risks, and new adventures. And while we envy their sense of reckless abandon, sometimes you simply want to say: “Dude, THAT idea is just cray cray.” Translation: you are crazy my friend; there’s no way anyone could pull that off.
God had a couple of friends many years ago. Their names were Abraham and Sarah. Now when Abe was 100 years old and Sarah was 90, something insane happened. God told them they were going to have a baby. He didn’t say adopt a baby; he said conceive a baby. “God, you are cray cray” might have been my response. Because conceiving a baby at that age isn’t possible. I mean, I know God promised it and all, but Romans 4:19 even says it – Sarah’s womb was dead. Dead wombs don’t make babies. But check this…
Yet he [Abraham] did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised. -Romans 4:20-21
What do you do when God promises the impossible? What goes through your mind when natural things don’t measure up to supernatural potential? Well, here’s what Abraham didn’t do: waver. (Well, there was that whole Ishmael thing… but after that he got a clue.) He didn’t freak out, worry, or tell God that he was out of his mind. Because here’s the thing: God may speak some absolutely crazy things into our hearts, but God isn’t cray cray. No matter what it takes, He can do what He promised!
So like Abraham, we must strengthen our faith to the point of full persuasion. We need our hearts to rise to the place where we, too, are fully persuaded that God has the power to do what he has promised. For nothing is impossible with God. He really isn’t cray cray. It’s just that He’s powerful enough to pull of things that are.