Fool to ourselves, but precious stones to God.

Thanksgiving is a ministry of the Holy Spirit. Praying is a ministry of the Holy Spirit. Praising God is a ministry of the Holy Spirit. Glorifying God is a ministry of the Holy Spirit. When your heart is overwhelmed with remembrance of the mercy of God that draw the path for the grace of God, the only natural thing for a born-again to do is to burst into tears of joy, tears of recognition, be comforted by the indwelling peace of the Holy Spirit.

“At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.” (Titus 3:3-7)

Though I’m no longer foolish, I sometimes act foolish. That’s why the world at times can’t tell one foolish person apart of one who’s acting foolish. As children of God, born of His Spirit, we don’t go after foolishness. It follows us. What do we do then, struggle? No, we turn the other cheek, hand over our coat, lose. We lose the things of this life to cherish the things of eternal life, the things of Jesus, the things of the Holy Spirit.

Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?” (Matthew 16:24-26).

When you find yourself being forced to act foolish, look to Jesus who is able to change the circumstances. We may act foolish like a toddler, but to God we’re no fools but his precious stones.

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