Crazy kind of Love

So I’ve been realizing that it’s been awhile since I’ve posted and to be honest alot has been happening in the life and spiritual life of Brehana so the next few minutes here’s a little glimpse into my “world” so to speak.

This past weekend was the Middle school fall retreat at church so i went as a leader. It was fantastic being outside all weekend with 15 middleschoolers playing crazy games, building campfires, jumping on blowup things, playing with spiders, sitting on rocking chairs.  The weekend’s theme was ESCAPE. escape from your sins, escape from popularity, escape from bondage, and you need others to come along side of you and help you break those chains otherwise you’re going to go in cycles. Just like drinking caffeine you go through a high and then you crash and burn. You need the accountability of a discipler and a small group.

But probably the highlight of my whole weekend was not the games or fun I had but this one kid… on sunday night we went to this event at North side Highschool called fields of faith (totally should come next year!!) where Andre Dupre’ spoke about the 4 chairs of life and how everyone is sitting in one of them you are in either chair number 1 where you are loving God whole-heartedly and crazy in love.  and you would know these people b/c  “People do crazy things when they’re in love ;)”  Then you have the 2nd chair people who are christians but think the 1st chair people are a bit extreme with their faith sometimes and put them down these are the christians that God calls “lukewarm Christians” in the bible it says about those lukewarm Christians

Revelation 3:16 NIV

So, because you are lukewarm–neither hot nor cold–I am about to spit you out of my mouth.
basically God would rather you be for him or against him than sitting in the middle. Chair number 3 is like number 2 except they havn’t accepted christ they just act like a christian. Number 4 blatantly is against God and is the furthest away you can possibly get however chair number 1 is big enough for everyone and thats where God wants us all to be. Loving and glorifying him.  But anyways back to the boy from the retreat he came to rally heard them message realized he was in chair 4 and wanted to be in chair 1 surrendered his whole life to jesus. It was the highlight of my week to see him and over 100 others on their faces before God surrendering their lives before him. That night made me wish for heaven so much more.
I’ve also been reading this book kinda off and on for my bible study called Crazy Love (great book) and the author, in the most recent chapter I read proposed an exercise to take the common scripture passage most commonly read at weddings 1corinthians 13:4-8 and every time the word love is used replace it with your name. Would the passage still ring true? it made the passage hit home so much more.  The only way we can ever hope to come close to being patient, kind, not envy or boastful or arrogant or rude, think of others and not insist on my own way, not irritable or resentful is by leaning on God and asking for his guidance daily.
God is the only true giver and he needs nothing from us but still he WANTS us. He gave us LIFE so that we MIGHT seek and know him. ~Crazy Love~
Thats a big chance for God to take he gave us free will. He didn’t have to do that. He could have mad us robots. But he wants us to love him out of our own choice…. A Crazy Kind of Love
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