Thursday, November 15, 2012

Stand Out

"So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you."
Romans 12:1-2 (The Message)

To all those who have ever called me strange, different, weird, crazy...THANK YOU!  This is one of THE BEST compliments you can give me.

I do NOT want to blend in with the rest of this world.

Normal is not good...
Blending is not good...

I want to be different and weird!
I want to be crazy on fire for God!

I do NOT want to simply blend in with the world around me!!!

When you look at the photos above, which one catches your eye?  The boring, normal photo...or one of the amazingly unique photos!

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  1. Hi Laura

    I'm your neighbour in the Leaving a Legacy link up. I loved your post. I agree with your sentiment...especially with what 'normal' is these days. Nice song..I also pray for my fire not to go out. I want a heart burning for God and for the beauty of life!

    God bless!

    1. Normal doesn't work! Thx for stopping by :)

  2. I love this! Thanks for linking up! I say major compliment I am always called the outrageous off the chain crazy sweet one lol, I love it ha! Makes us special, unique, different, standoutish, fun, loving whoop! whoop! I love the photos so fun! That scripture amazing! All kinds of Sunshine, thanks for linking up!!


    1. I love when someone points out that I'm different! I think, thanks for noticing :) Thx for stopping by! Have a blessed day!

  3. Yes, normal might be comfortable, but we are not called to be comfortable, are we? :)

    1. We are definitely NOT called to be comfortable! Thx for stopping by Emily! Have a blessed day:)

  4. Wonderful perspective. Sad that we often (at least, me) want to blend in, just so I don't look "weird." We ARE to be different, that's what Jesus called us to be.

    1. Blending in is no fun! When we stand up for Jesus, we go against the grain...and it's Awesome! Thx for stopping by Becca!

  5. Very nice :)

    Also, hi! New follower from the MIngle With Us Blog Hop!


  6. Great post! Glad to see your blog featured on the Mingle with Us hop. Following GFC.

  7. I love this post! It's absolutely true, we are called to be be MORE than this world. Sometimes that can be intimidating and difficult to do. I try to focus my attention on Him and remind myself that Jesus was different, he wasn't popular, wasn't even liked by many people. Thanks for this reminder. I really enjoy your posts as they are certainly a blessing! :-)


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