Are you willing to be a Fool for Jesus?

“Brothers and sisters:

Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the Gospel,

and not with the wisdom of human eloquence,

so that the cross of Christ might not be emptied of its meaning.

The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing,

but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”

~ 1 Corinthians 1:17-18

I remember almost 15 years ago when I first started preaching on the streets of St. Louis, I felt like such a fool at first. It was very hard to just get motivated. I would go on

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the corner of Cook & Grand in North St. Louis City and set up my little music stand, my bible, and my bullhorn. It was so hard to get motivated to just open my mouth. Imagine yourself on the street corner, in a rough neighborhood, with people driving by at a high rate of speed, looking at you as if you were a complete and utter idiot. Sometimes screaming profanities at you, flipping you off, etc.

So often, I drove by and saw street preachers and thought to myself, how foolish they look, until I became “That Fool”.

Are you willing to be a fool for Jesus? How wise is it to follow some ‘man’ who supposedly was born of a “Virgin”, he called “God” his ‘Father’; and he was said to have turned water into wine, healed the blind and cured the lame. How wise is it to follow some ‘man’ who was killed and then supposedly was ‘raised from the dead’ three days later. That sounds not only crazy but foolish. It just does not make literal sense, but that is what ‘faith’ is all about. Believing in something greater than yourself; believing in a higher power. I have defined faith as this; “Faith is not believing that God can, but KNOWING that God Will!”

I, like Paul, was sent, not to baptize, but to preach. Preach the Gospel to all people. I was not blessed with a Theological Education, and able to speak eloquently of the etymology of Christ, within a Eucharistic and Johannine context… but what I was blessed with was courage and a big mouth. The courage to go out and tell ‘my story’ of why I love Jesus; why I am a fool for Him; what He has and continues to do, IN – FOR and THROUGH me daily. 

What is your story? How are you being a fool by preaching for Jesus?

Just like so many people thought I was an absolute fool on that street corner almost 15

years ago, I am so thankful that I did not succumb to my own carnal and fleshly wisdom. I am grateful to Jesus for letting me be His Fool for all these years because I have truly witnessed Him do so many great things not only for me but through me. Are YOU willing to be a FOOL for Jesus? Let Him use you today, no matter what it is, even if it seems like a foolish thing when He tells you to build a boat when it has not rained in 100’s of years…  be a FOOL for Him. Speak of His Love on your job, to your family, to someone you come across today! BE A FOOL FOR JESUS!

May the road rise to meet you and Keep on Keepin’ on!

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SEAS The Day – Authority

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Authority and Dis-ease

Matthew 10:1 “Jesus summoned His twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every kind of disease and every kind of sickness.”

I want to focus on two things. Jesus gave the disciples Authority. Authority means Absolute power, control over something. Control and power to heal every kind of disease. Jesus said, “If you ask me anything in My Name, I will do it.” ~ John 14:14

He has given us power, and absolute control over not only disease but especially dis-ease. Dis-ease is what is killing us more than a disease. Dis-ease comes with anxiety, stress, depression, anger, revolt and uncontrollable feelings. We have been given the authority to do the Works of Jesus and even greater ones than Him ~ John 14:12, but do you realize the POWER you have been given; do you understand that Authority you have been given over disease and dis-ease by the Gifts of the Holy Spirit? 

You have been given Divine Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety, Fear of the Lord. It is up to you to understand that authority, receive those gifts and go out and use them every day to heal every kind of dis-ease that causes sickness.

More on your calling, later.

Keep on Keepin’ on.

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Have You Let evil Mentally Terrorize You?

I did not capitalize the word evil because I do not wish to give honor to the beast of this world. That being said, let’s begin.

1 Kings 19:4-8 tells the story of one of God’s greatest Prophets of the Old Testament, the

The Prophet Elijah

Prophet Elijah. The back story of this reading, (I encourage you to read the entire 18th chapter of the book of 1 Kings to place this reflection in the proper context) is that Elijah had just taken out 450 false prophets of the god Baal. The God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob; the God of Moses who led the Children of Israel out of Bondage; this same God showed yet again, His Great Might and Power over evil, by destroying all the false prophets of then Queen Jezebel. She was so infuriated that she sent a ‘note’ to mentally terrorize Elijah, Jezebel then sent a messenger to Elijah and said, “May the gods do thus to me and more, if by this time tomorrow I have not done with your life what was done to each of them.” 1 Kings 19:2

She sent a note, by a messenger. Elijah ran from his anointing. He ran from his Commission. He ran from his Strength. He ran from everything he knew that would help him, instead he focused on his own fear. His own carnal fears. How often do we do the same thing when we get bad news from someone? How often do we run into a state of depression when we get wind of a message of destruction; letter from work telling us we will lose our job; shut off notice of utilities, doctor telling us we have an illness that is incurable and only a certain amount of time to live; someone does something wrong against us and we have to pay for it? How often do we run into the desert of depression, the darkness of realizing that our world is going to crash around us? Our carnal minds tell us there is no way out of this one. We are doomed to lose everything we have worked so hard for.

Elijah did the same thing. He left the Lord, he left his family, he left his servant who was his prayer warrior, he left his Lord and ran into the desert of despair and death. He asked the Lord for death, to end it. Have you ever been in a situation so bad that you have asked the Lord, “Lord please, let me go, I’m done, I can’t do this anymore.”

Many people have said that and many people have taken a ‘permanent solution to a temporary problem’, suicide.

Just as the Lord sent Elijah an Angel, He will do the same for you. Lay down, sleep, wake up and eat. Eat of the Bread of Life that restores your soul; Eat of the Bread of Life that Heals and protects from death; Eat of the Bread of Life that gives you strength for this journey called life.

Rest in the Lord. Rest in His Spirit and ask Him to comfort you.
Eat. Eat of the Bread of Life, the Eucharist which is the source and strength of our being. Nourish yourself with good natural food as well. This food will give you strength for your journey.

Get up! GET UP and get out. Tell the devil to ‘get behind me satan’. You have that authority! Get up and move; Get Up and live; Get Up and use that stumbling block in front of you as a stepping stone to get where God needs you to go.

 

Your Faith

It is Faith. Your Faith will be a bridge; a bridge from where you are now, to where God desires you to be, all you have to do is… GET UP! Do not allow the evil one to mentally terrorize you another day, for when you seek the Lord, He will answer you… GET UP!

 

Keep on Keepin’ on!

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