As the entire world goes crazy over the number “4” (the title of Beyonce’s new album), I’m loving the number 4 for a totally different reason.

This morning, I read the entire chapter of Joshua. Before I get into the number 4, let me give you a very quick synopsis of why this guy is pretty dope.

Joshua was Moses’ protege and responsible for leading the Israelites (who wondered in the wilderness for 40 freakin’ years) to the promise land. He was the guy who had enough sense to believe God at any cost.

His obedience to God caused the Israelites to defeat 31 kings and kingdoms in a matter of 7 years.When they were done, they split the land amongst the 12 tribes of Israel.

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You Got’tah Be Crazy!

While talking to my sister-in-law the other day, I came to the conclusion that you must absolutely, positively, be crazy to do what God tells us to do.

Just think about it: the people who achieved the greatest exploits for God had to be c r a z y.

Abraham took his son on top of a mountain to slice his neck because God told him to.

Moses led millions of Israelites through the red sea with a stick because God told him to.

Jesus went into the wilderness for 40 days and 40 nights with no food or drink because God told him to.

There is no way that the natural mind could understand and obey those types of commands without being crazy.  Continue reading