Out of the Box

Kanye West got saved and the internet is on fire.

It seems there are two major camps evaluating this news. There is the “Hallelujah, a prodigal has returned home! Let’s embrace him and watch God do what he does best!” Then there is the “Oh dear, his theology/motives/methodology makes me uncomfortable. He has given in/sold out/is doing it wrong.”

I will begin by telling you I am in the first camp. In fact, I’m really not going to address the second camp any further because I believe focusing on what God IS doing is the most important use of this space.

Kanye West got saved and the angels sang.

Did you know they do that for you, too? And don’t you remember that Holy Spirit fire you felt at the beginning, when faith was new and you were finally free? I do. And I remember annoying people with my enthusiasm because I thought I suddenly knew it all. Ha. Twenty six years later, I finally realize how little I actually know.

I hope I’m less annoying now and more loving. I pray my countenance draws you to ask questions about Jesus because I really want to help you find the answers. That is one thing I rejoice over when I see Kanye in interviews. The latent anger that use to cloud is expression is gone. He radiates joy. JOY.

And the world is watching.

Kanye West got saved and busted open the box many of us had put God in.

He busted it wide open…with holy dynamite. He is traveling the country with his choir and telling people about Jesus who would have never darkened the doors of a church. He is rapping and singing with his kids playing around his legs and his audience is not being pointed to Kanye, they are being pointed to the Savior.

Hearts are being opened to the possibility that Jesus actually is who he says he is AND does what he says he will do. Hands are being raised in a multi-colored and multi-culturally unified YES to God. The Holy Spirit is being given an open door to come in and sanctify these precious ones, beginning the lifelong journey of becoming more like Christ.

Kanye West got saved and we are watching the Lord transform a man whose music was once blocked by our parental control settings.

Will he stumble? I guarantee it. Will he fall? Probably. I did.

So did many of you.

But the difference is, he now has a net that will catch him. He has a platform that you and I could only dream of to reach our country. We would be wise to pray for Him and for those who are attending his Sunday Services in droves. It’s a revival, friends.

Be careful what you ask for, because you just might get it.