A few days ago a co-worker who sits next to me was telling a story to another co-worker about a wedding she went to over the weekend. She said that the groom’s family were “crazy Christians” because they would shout things like, “praise Jesus!” She also said they are weird because they “have church in a garage.”
Later I thought, I wonder what she will think when she finds out that we used to have church in a barn and that our services were filled with divine healings, demon possessed people being delivered, words of knowledge being spoke, people rolling on the ground laughing and oh yeah, that one time gold appeared out of thin air and covered the floor and the preacher?
That last miracle, the gold appearing, was pretty crazy. Sometimes God does things that don’t make sense to the natural man and they can seem strange and weird. And when you talk about them to others you run the risk of being labeled a crazy Christian.
Should I Stop Being Crazy So People Like Me?
You can choose to stop all the crazy talk in order to be accepted by others or you can push the envelope.
Remember when Jesus said that the bread of heaven was His flesh? People thought He was crazy. But how did He respond? Did he clarify to his audience and tell them He was only metaphorically speaking? No, He pushed the envelope and said in John 6:53 “unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you.”
Guess what…people walked away from Jesus because He took it too far. He was more concerned about pleasing His Father then pleasing people. He could care less if people thought He was crazy or even worse, demon possessed.
But what about you? Are you willing to say what the Father is saying even if it means people will call you names and walk away from you? It’s not fun to be rejected by people but it sure is fun to flow with God! I think the reward is worth the risk – how about you?