Better To Be Crazy
Pastor Ryan - December 5, 2022
Matthew 6 28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
The more time you spend with God, the less you require the world to have its stuff sorted out. Because the more time you spend with Him the more peace you have.
The more time you spend with Him the crazier you look.
Because you can have joy even though your life isn’t all together. You can hold yourself up even when it's all falling down. You can have peace even when it's all erupted into chaos. And that can look crazy.
The world will see this peace that you have; a peace that surpasses understanding. They’re going to see that you’ve been praying. The world will see that you have been praying the same prayer, maybe for a whole year, and it hasn’t been answered.
The world is going to say that God isn’t listening. They are going to say that you aren’t doing it right, saying it right, living it right.
But see, here are the things that they can't grasp and don’t know. The answer to the prayer is actually the presence of God. It’s not the manifestation of your will but the very presence of God who, in the midst of all the chaos, all the turmoil, all the unprecedented, has shown up.
You see Him because you are looking for Him. Others can’t see because they’re looking at the wrong things. They are looking at things. They are looking with the world's eyes. They want to see all the trappings of the world; the things, the symbols, and the signs that the world gives as desirable. Looking at the creatures, the world misses the Creator.
All the LORD God has ever wanted was a relationship with His creation. We put so many additions and derivatives into the mix. We muddle the simple and pure with complex and dynamic. God wants nothing more than for us to seek Him first. All the rest is us making it harder on ourselves.