NORMAL by ACHUCKAllen
I’ve been saying for years that if we could find 200 people that would love God with all their heart, mind and soul – AND – be normal, we could change the world! I truly believe that.
Don’t you know Christian folks that are so concerned with following the rules that some church or some denomination created that they parked their brains and just started literally or figuratively screaming at the world with reminders of how bad they are and how they are breaking all of the rules? Man, Lord, please deliver me from that faith system!
A simple look at Biblical history would allow us to see a pattern in the people that God has used to accomplish his great and sovereign plan to redeem this messed up world.
God chose Moses, a Jew who had fled Egypt for the desert of Midian because Moses had become a murderer that killed an Egyptian.
God chose Bathsheba who engaged in an affair with King David. Bathsheba later gave birth to Solomon who supervised the building of the first great Temple in Jerusalem.
God selected an ordinary shepherd by the name of David to become Israel’s greatest and most powerful King. God allowed his own Son, Jesus to be born to a young woman by the name of Mary in a humble, stable manger in the small, unlikely town of Bethlehem.
And that same God calls us, regardless of how messed up we are to join Him in the same redeeming mission. And He calls you. I don’t think that the Divine gives a hoot about your successes, failures, sinfulness or goodness. He cares about your heart Becoming a Person of Great Faith!
God often chooses the most unlikely people to fulfill His divine and sovereign purposes! So, watch out! Be prepared when God calls you to serve in some important capacity! And when He does, don’t go become some Christian weirdo that feels the need to scream at people who are simply acting like people that need Him!
It’s this simple, Love the Lord your God with all of your heart, your mind, and your soul…and be normal. Trust His work in you to be a part of His supernatural work of changing our hearts. The other outward changes, well, they can’t truly change without the work of God within us. I’m in, how about you?