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Monday, June 1, 2009

Holy Fools

Read an article from Our Daily Bread about this title - Holy Fools.

I once asked 'Does God joke?' Of course I knew He doesn't, just can't understand why He worked in this way, who does? His way is higher than our way, His wisdom for whom who can fathom? we will never knew, men have tried to measure and calculate the possibilities, men have tried to plan out things from their knowledge.

Indeed it is another lesson to learn - Holy Fools, don't you think it is easy to be that? (a fool!) Oh, you've got to have great faith in order to classify yourself in this act. I thought I have have great faith, I overrated until I stumbled, but I knew the problem why I stumbled, I have not got enough for Him, I have been seeing thing by my own eyes, not in the sight of HIM, I stumbled because of scare, doubt, pride, stubborn, impatient...

God teaches me to be more sensitive to His voice, but I was too stubborn and I closed my ears, God teaches me to let Him take control, but I was too proud that I think I can handle it, God teaches me to trust in Him, but I was too scared to be fooled around...

Holy Fool is the attitude I should have in order to solve all problems. You may not agree with me, but I think I am willing to be one of the kind.

1 Corinthians 4:10 "We are fools for Christ"

Holy Fool

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READ: Genesis 12:1-5

If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes. —Mark 9:23

When God spoke to Abram, he obeyed at once, departing for an unknown land based only on a promise. Childless, he trusted God to make of him “a great nation” (Gen. 12:2).

God often does His work through “holy fools”—dreamers who strike out in ridiculous faith. Yet I tend to approach my decisions with calculation and restraint.

My church in Chicago once scheduled an all-night vigil of prayer during a major crisis. At length we discussed the practicality of the event before finally putting it on the calendar. The poorest members of the congregation, a group of senior citizens from a housing project, responded the most enthusiastically. I wondered how many of their prayers had gone unanswered over the years, yet they showed a childlike trust in the power of prayer. “How long do you want to stay—an hour or two?” we asked, thinking of van shuttles. “Oh, we’ll stay all night,” they replied.

One woman in her 90s explained, “We can pray. We got time, and we got faith. Some of us don’t sleep much anyway. We can pray all night if needs be.” And so they did.

Meanwhile, a bunch of yuppies in a downtown church learned an important lesson: Faith often appears where least expected and falters where it ought to thrive. — Philip Yancey

Faith looks across the storm—it does not doubt
Or stop to look at clouds and things without.
Faith does not question why when all His ways
Are hard to understand, but trusts and prays. —Anon.

Prayer is the voice of faith.

For your info, I have started back my prayer indeed, one precious night, had supper time together with pastor couple and another sister, there were sharing about some issues the sister voiced out, and pastor said this: 'Why did God answered different from what you've asked, do you know why?' That enlighten me, God has answered me, but I was looking at another thing, and then kept asking about the matter, and God said it again and again to me, how can I being that stubborn till I ignore His voice, oh my goodness, now I know I was so wrong.

Prayer is the voice of faith.

The period of time, weaknesses made me good, there are friends and relatives around me that are really care fr me, and uncomfortable to the point that I know I can't do this without Him.

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