Day 10 Crazy Faith
“This woman is driving me crazy.” Luke 18:5
The parable of the persistent widow (Luke 18:1-8). A woman on a mission, for what no one is sure but whatever it was she wasn’t going to take no for an answer!
How desperate are you for an answer, a blessing, breakthrough, or miracle? Desperate enough to pray through the night, circle the promise an unlimited amount of times? How long will you knock on the door of opportunity? Until your knuckles are raw or until you knock the door down?
The persistent widow did not follow protocol and neither should we because God doesn’t care about protocol. Jesus, our great teacher, honored the prostitute who crashed a party at a Pharisee’s home to anoint His feet. Jesus honored a tax collector who climbed a tree in his three-piece suit just to get a glimpse of Him. Jesus honored the four friends who cut in line and cut a hole in someone’s ceiling to help their friend. And Jesus honored the persistent widow because she wouldn’t stop knocking on he judge’s door.
Each of these people had faith. They all took desperate measures to get to God and God honored them for it.
The viability of our prayers has more to do with how hard we pray than what we say. It has more to do with what we do than what we say. So don’t just pray about it, do something!
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.
Bold prayers honor God and God honors bold prayers. -Mark Batterson
Have you gone crazy?