God wants us to be normal, but the world wants us to be abnormal. Who should define what ‘normal’ is, God or man?Click to tweet
Let’s look at this conversation from a practical example… do you take showers? Of course you do. That’s because there is something abnormal on your body. But what about the rest of your creation? Why is it abnormal for us to consider cleansing the spirit and our soul the same way we pay attention to our body? We need the eternal parts of our creation renewed by the washing of the water of the Word.
He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls. – Proverbs 25:28 KJV
When are we going to decide that all three of our parts need attention? Why don’t people think about changing spiritually inside, and not just on the outside?
The Bible says that it’s not what goes into the mouth that defiles a man, but what comes out of the heart.
But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. – Matthew 15:18 KJV
For from within, are the things that are manifesting. Sin is abnormal and unclean. Serving sin is abnormal. That’s why we’re to hate sin. Because God hates the things that turn normal into abnormal.
Being honest is normal. Trust is normal. Being vulnerable is normal. Part of trust is vulnerability. We are supposed to be vulnerable to the Father, and then develop a growing vulnerability with people. Vulnerability is a form of faith. We have to stop hiding from God and others out of fear because in those relationships we practice a lifestyle of change.
Dr. Henry Wright and Pastor Donna Wright, Normal vs. Abnormal, Overcomers’ Conference Tour