Wisdom for Wednesdays – July 1, 2020

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“We dare not settle down to try to live as if things were ‘normal’. Nothing is normal while sin and lust and death roam the world.”

A.W. Tozer

This one stopped me in my tracks. It’s so true. Our idea of ‘normal’ is incredibly warped… because this grossly sinful world is all we’ve known. The world is wallowing in the muck of sinfulness, and I haven’t been standing tall against it as much as I should be. Have you?

We as Christians have been called out of this filth… but not just to smile in anticipation of a heavenly home and life with the Lord. Oh, no. People, we have been chosen and called out for a purpose.

you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.” – 1 Peter 2:9-10

This is it. This is the mission to which we have been called. We haven’t been called to go with the flow. We haven’t been called to merely cringe and shake our head when we hear the news. We haven’t been called to be normal.

We must proclaim truth to a truth-hating world.

My heart weeps as I see my country falling apart. It’s falling apart because many Christians aren’t realizing that this world isn’t normal, so we’re living like it is. We need to change our mentality. Let’s realize that we’re to be living by the standard of another world – and actually do it.

It will be hard. Hard beyond what we want to bear… but it will be worth it. Oh, will it ever be worth it!

What will you do today to stand for truth?

Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Author: Laurel Jean

Hey, there! I'm Laurel Jean - writer, farm girl, and sunrise connoisseur. My passion is to glorify God to the utmost in every area of my life, whether I'm writing fiction, poetry, and blog posts, getting dirty on the farm, or spending time with friends.

3 thoughts

  1. This is so true! Just today I asked Daddy, “Why can’t we get back to normal?!?” This is such a good reminder that we won’t have true normal until beautiful, marvelous heaven. I think God has given us this crazy year to show us that this world is not our home! Our true home is so much better than we can ever imagine! Thanks for the wisdom, Laurel!

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  2. Very true, Laurel.
    My heart weeps too. There are so many broken people, lost in darkness, desperate for purpose, and thus seeking it in every breeze that comes their way. They’re waiting for a people to rise up and show them true purpose, and obedience to another out of love and trust rather than rule and judgement. We ought to proclaim this in our day to day lives, not living in a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and self-control. We have this hope in Christ Jesus, let us live it in fullness, being separate from the world, and not part of the normal!

    But yes, it is very difficult to give up oneself. Difficult to live in this painful, sinful world and keep a tender heart. Grief and pain will surely ail us, but our Comforter will always be near. Hallelujah!

    Thanks so much for this! It was a great mid-day encouragement and reminder to refocus, turning my heart to the One who loves us so.

    Keep shining the light of truth and love through the darkness!

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  3. How true all this is and the more I look around at so called normal the more I see the dark coming at us
    Growing up as a kid I never heard of such crazy stuff as these day
    Thanks for the words of
    Wisdom instead of words of the so called normal
    God bless us all


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