I Peter 2.9 But ye [are] a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a PECULIAR people; that ye should shew forth the praises of
him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
I know that this use of the word peculiar means special to God. However, I would like to recommend the condition of being peculiar in the world’s eyes, as the proper state of godly people. Beware if all men speak well of you. When Peter preached, the world concluded that he must be drunk. Paul turned the world upside down.
I love telling the people that I counsel. “You know what’s wrong with you? You are entirely too NORMAL! It’s normal to be sick and peculiar to be healthy.
last must be first and often times the easy road turns out to be the worst!
Who are most needed? Who the most important of all?
Those who seem most feeble and
A paradox, a paradox, a most unusual paradox!
If you would live, you first must die! God only knows the reason why.
But–if you take Him at His word, and test this principle, you’ll see: THE PARADOX IS NOT ABSURD! and life you’ll have abundantly.
And the first must be last and the last must be first.
and, oftentimes the easy road turns out to be the worst.
Those who seem to be the least, are most, though they seem very,very, very small.
And those who seem to be the most, are just about to fall
If you would be a leader, be a slave of all the rest. Only those who know they’re weak will make it through the test.
Anything you think you own will soon be owning you.
Admitting things which seem true, are not, and things which seem not, are true.
By faith accepting that His way is best, when you don’t have a clue.
Yes, we Christians are either weird or wayward. If you let God have his way with you, the world will think of you as crazy. We know that we must be willing to die for the Lord but are we willing to be thought of as weird for the Lord?
SUGGESTED WEIRDNESSES: Live in the present and invest 0 energy in worrying about tomorrow. Ponder the positives, throw all your worries away casting them on Jesus, delight in being you as you are God’s masterwork, put other’s ideas and needs first, let go of rights, bless those who curse you, be a do-gooder to those who are your do-badders, sing in grocery stores, delight in the labors God has prepared for you, give to those who won’t or can’t give to you, do tasks which no one will know who did it with more enthusiasm than regular tasks.
Dear Lord thank you for making me a one-of-a-kind, special, unique masterpiece! Help me to delight in everyone else as one-of-a-kind, special, unique masterworks, and let my light so shine that when people see what You do through me they say, ” Wow, weird, there must be a God after all!”