radically normal?

I just got back from an incredible conference of young Christian leaders where I was challenged and sharpened by some great truths from some awesome leaders. However, there was one particular thought that stuck out from one of the speakers that stemmed from 1 John 2:6, “Whoever says that he lives in God must live as Jesus lived.” (NCV) He posed the question of what if we lived a life that was more congruent with the Word than with the world? The speaker explained how living a life of sacrifice, generosity, compassion, love, selflessness, and faithfulness that was perfectly modeled by Jesus is now viewed as weird. People roll their eyes at you and think you are some kind of a crazy freak because you are definitely not what the world would call “normal.” However, if what the Scripture says in 1 John 2:6 is true, living a life that is modeled after the characteristics of Christ is not weird, but instead it is completely normal. The problem is that we have been deceived for so long by Satan and the ways of the world that normal has become weird and worldly has become normal. Living a life that is more like Jesus and a whole lot less like the world is a radical almost seemingly ridiculous thought. However, if we believe what we say we believe that Jesus is who He says He is, this idea is not optional but is the radically normal life we are called to live.


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My name is Bryant May. I am a follower of Jesus Christ, a husband to the most beautiful and God-fearing woman I know, director of production at Pinelake Church in Brandon, MS, an Alabama football fanatic, and an OCD organization/clean freak.

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