"I'm not a smart man, but I know what love is." - Forrest Gump
What if all of us were as smart as Forrest Gump? Seriously. Forrest may not have been a smart man, but I bet to God he was a genius. I love his innocence, untainted by worldly intelligence. What would the world be like if everyone was like Forrest?
But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty: (1 Cor 1:27)
Do you think you are wise? Think again. I used to think I was wise, but the more I get to know who God is, the less I think of myself. God is so cool in that He thinks so different than me. To God, the foolish are wise, the weak are strong and the poor are rich. How incredible! What if we never get over our own foolishness?
For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. (1 Cor 1:18)
If we never get over our foolishness and believe the unbelievable (namely, Jesus' resurrection for our sins) we will first of all perish and second, never have the power of God. Oh, the power of God to those who believe!
I thank Him for saving me from a literal hell through my belief in Him, but I also thank Him for the power He gives me in my life to overcome the obstacles and strongholds that try to bring me down. I don't like being a fool, but I will gladly be a fool for Him. Won't you?
NOTE: I had, at least in my mind, a more eloquent post than this prepared. Somehow, my computer locked up and I had to rewrite. Needless to say, I was devastated when I lost my work. Maybe that was God's way of showing me that my best work is not necessarily what He wants me to say.