The statement above was a quote from a conversation I had with my uncle last week. We were discussing how God had used each of us to do what we never thought we would do. Him to pastor a church and youth center and myself to teach others of a passion for God at home and abroad.
When using the word crazy, he wasn't meaning an outrageous show in the church but a description of our fervent manner in worshipping our Savior and showing others the truth of the Gospel.
As we talked about our experiences he looked at me several times and would say,"You're crazy, too, aren't you?" I just grinned and let him take a guess. Ill admit it, many times I've felt the impression that God wanted me to do something out of my comfort zone and different in the eyes of others. Each time I have obeyed that prompting, I've felt His hand on me so strongly and witnessed unforgettable results.
Something I learned in my short time of working in the ministry is... "You must take drastic measures to get drastic results". If we aren't desperate enough to want action, we won't arrive for it.
Ponder this for a minute: How is it that we can scream and holler for our favorite team on the field or from behind a plasma screen, but when we enter the church doors we suddenly become shy or embarrassed to lift our hands or our voice?!
Are we guilty of the same denial as Peter had of Christ; to claim absolute faithfulness until we feel our reputation is threatened?
Are we to let the hate-filled sinners scream over us in the name of tolerance, or will we dare show them the light of the Gospel?
We are meant to be a separate people. Of course, they're gonna think we're crazy. Beyond the fact that we ARE different, what can they say about YOUR conduct and YOUR character that makes them want to change?
Just some thoughts from the "crazy" mind of SEV. ;)