When God speaks to you, does he ever tell you things that blow your mind? In the Bible he’s always talking to his people and telling them stuff that is outside of their paradigm of life. It’s so fantastic that they can’t fully digest it. They come away incredulous and stuttering.
Jonah couldn’t handle the call to Nineveh. “Just kill me now, Lord!
I’d rather be dead than alive if what I predicted will not happen.” (Jonah 4:3)
Moses couldn’t handle the call to lead a nation. “O Lord, please send someone else to do it.” (Ex. 4:13)
Isaiah encountered God and said, “Woe to me! I am ruined! For I am a man of
unclean lips.” (Is. 6:5)
Peter was discombobulated on the mount of Transfiguration, initially terrified, then babbling on about building booths. (Matt. 17:4-6)
Has God ever blown your mind? Does he have the right to? When God speaks to you and asks you to do something that
is going to cost you like it cost Paul when he deputized him to go as a
missionary to the people he’d been terrorizing, how will you respond?
When Jesus told his disciples he was giving them authority to cast out demons, heal the sick and raise the dead, how do you think they responded? I’ll bet the general tone was like Bill Cosby telling the story of Noah
talking to God. Where God tells him about this huge ship he’s to build
and Noah says, “Right!”
How will you respond to God when he tells you to do something so impossible that only he can do it through you?