I have recently started reading a book by Francis Frangipane titled, Holiness, Truth & the Presence of God and this morning I read about the need for us to not rely on the familiar, but instead to rely on God. There are times that God calls us to seek him (more than our daily devotions). Here is an excerpt from his book that challenged me.
God has given everyone enough time to seek Him. It is there. Having done what love would have us do for our families, we simply say no to every other voice but God’s. We must redeem the time: cancel hobbies, forsake television, and put away the newspaper and magazines. Those who would find God find time.
Sadly, many Christians have no higher goal, no greater aspiration, than to become “normal.” Their desires are limited to measuring up to others. Without a true vision of God, we most certainly will perish spiritually! Paul rebuked the church at Corinth because they walked “like mere men” (1 Cor. 3:3). God has more for us than merely becoming better people; He wants to flood our lives with the same power that raised Christ from the dead. We must understand: God does not merely want us “normal”; He wants us Christlike.
Let us not be subconsciously satisfied with what is normal, but seek the Lord to become more Christlike in every way!