Thursday, October 11, 2007

Come, Let Us Be Unreasonable

Tonight I have to be unreasonable.
I've been praying about something and thinking and figuring and wondering and talking and God has finally cracked my skull open with some divine light. The answer I have sought is unreasonable.
It demands that people do something that makes no sense. It requires action that won't fit into a formula. It can't be measured or quantified by results. It will not necessarily produce anything that will prove we did the right thing. This plan that God insists upon is all together unreasonable.
I will have nothing to stand on except my own conviction. And that is something I myself have doubted all along. It is inescapable. It is unreasonable. A few silly people have said that my input will count for something and here I am, advising we all be unreasonable.
In a few hours I will have an unreasonable discussion that leaves me vulnerable for failure. I have asked God to promise that this leap of faith will be successful but he won't pinky swear. He says we have to be unreasonable. Something about the substance of things we hope for and the evidence of things we can't see. In other words, no promises Sweet Pea.
I hope you'll take a moment or two to pray for this unreasonable situation although I'm sure you're wondering what in the world I'm rambling about. I'd like to say I'll fill you in later, but probably not. It's not only unreasonable, it's private.
The only reason I'm willing to have this get-together of the unreasonable is that it took an unreasonable act to save my life.
So as far as I'm concerned, the unreasonable is entirely...reasonable.

Isaiah 55:9
"As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts."

p.s. The Mr. leaves for Alabama first thing in the morning to attend his dad's surprise 80th birthday party on Saturday. He'll return Sunday and back to work on Monday. It's a 12 hour drive one way and he's going it alone; between work and school Daboyz and I couldn't come long. Please pray for his safety and that he stays awake driving! Thanks!


9 comments:

tina fabulous said...

reason is about logical thought and logical doesnt mean it cant include what some may consider nonsense. you've simply just reached a higher level of God-lightenment.

Trish said...

I guess that's why we are called a
"Peculiar People" With God some
things are beyond all reason!!
He made a Donkey speak, so he can
certainly make the Unreasonable
work on his behalf.

Trish said...

P.S.
Am praying for Dean. Wow! His Dad is 80!!

Pat said...

Seems reasonable to me, praying for the situation and also for a safe journey for Dean and a sweet birthday celebration with his family.
You're not playing bass Sunday are you? That would be totally unreasonable.

Mrs. Mac said...

I pray the Lord can sort out your vagueness ... he always does ... that Dean has a safe trip to help celebrate dad's 80th 8OTH birthday bash (I won't tell him ... does he read your blog ... probably not).

Debbie said...

It's not what is reasonable and makes sense to the natural man that matters, it's what makes sense and is reasonable to the new man in Christ, who we are in Him that matters.
Father, I plea the blood of Jesus over Sara's husband, Sara and her family. I ask for traveling mercies and grace to be granted unto him. I ask that you go before him, with him and behind him. I ask that your angels be encamped round about him. I ask for Divine protection and safety for this entire trip. I ask that he goes out in peace and be led forth in joy. I ask that you pick him up and carry him on this trip to and from and that he will know your presense with him all the way, in Jesus Name

Margie said...

i think of God tells you to be unreasonable, the only thing you can do is be obedient.

He's taken care of you this far, and i am quite sure this isn't the only time you've been unreasonable...

Janet Rubin said...

"In a few hours I will have an unreasonable discussion that leaves me vulnerable for failure. I have asked God to promise that this leap of faith will be successful but he won't pinky swear. He says we have to be unreasonable. Something about the substance of things we hope for and the evidence of things we can't see. In other words, no promises Sweet Pea."

You have a flair for words. Wonderful paragraph. I often wish God was one to pinky swear, but I guess we just have to trust him...

KayMac said...

are prayers retroactive? just catching up on blogs and hoping that all went as unreasonabley well as could be expected...wink