Tuesday, September 15, 2009


"The normal has become so subnormal, that when someone's really normal, everyone thinks they're abnormal." - Vance Havner

"Tomorrow should be so filled with holy expectations that we will be living flames for Him. God never intended His people to be ordinary or commonplace. His intentions were that they should be on fire for Him, conscious of His divine power, realizing the glory of the Cross that foreshadows the crown." - Smith Wigglesworth

Philippians 4:13 - "I can do ALL THINGS through Christ which strengtheneth me."

Watchman Nee said that "the normal Christian life is the victorious Christian life." And certainly when you look at the 1st Century Church in the book of Acts you know that that is the case. Yet, we've gotten to a point where we say things like, "I'm going to sin everyday." "Nobody's perfect." and "I'll gain the victory when I get to Heaven." What if I told you that God wanted to give you victory today? What if "normal" is not being defeated? What if God's normal is overcoming faith?

1 John 5:4 state, "And this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith."

I was told recently that "normal is a setting on a washing machine." Everyone wants to be "normal," yet we haven't got a clue what "normal" is. If normal is to be defeated, ordinary and someone not making any waves for God, I DON'T WANT TO BE NORMAL!!! But if normal is overcoming by faith, living for Jesus, and making an impact for his Kingdom, I CERTAINLY WANT TO BE NORMAL!!!

Which "normal" are you? Is it the ordinary, bland, status quo normal that doesn't make an impact? or is the overcoming, Spirit-filled life that is daily overcoming the world, flesh and devil and expanding God's Kingdom on earth? Truly, Smith Wigglesworth had it correct when he said, "God never intended His people to be ordinary or commonplace." He intends us to be Extraordinary for His glory! Help us live an Extraordinary, Supernatural life for His glory! God Bless!


Dr. GA said...

I don't want to be normal, as the world views normal. Part of our problem, as Christians, is we try to "fit-in" with the world. On the contrary, we are supposed to be different (Titus 2:14 & 1Peter2:9).

We have allowed the Enemy to desensitize us to the truth of who we are and the position we have in Christ Jesus. Therefore, instead of being a "peculiar people" for God's glory, we are trying to be a clone of the world.

GOD HELP US! I don't want to be normal; I want to be ABOVE normal--standing on the promises of His word, i.e John 10:10. The abundant life Jesus promised is not found in cowering down and trying to be like the world. Instead, this abundant life is experienced when we dare to be different.

Thanks, Pastor Nathan, for the encouragement to live the "extraordinary" life in Jesus.

Dr. GA

Nathan Wilkerson said...