There is nothing normal about being a Christian.

The truth is Christianity is utterly useless if all it becomes for us is some club or label.

Christianity is disruptive, difficult and at times, incredibly painful.  But it is also an extraordinary source of love, healing, and acceptance. As Psalm 94:18-19 reads, ‘When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your love, O Lord, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.’

Christianity afflicts the comfortable and comforts the afflicted. There is nothing normal about being a Christian.

For me, being a Christian is a moment by moment experience.  As much as I can, I try to think about my faith each moment.  I ask myself often, ‘What is the Godly action to do right now?’ I work hard to overcome my human impulse: my pride, my sin.  I recall often that I am not alone, for God journeys with me.

I want to be all that God has created me to become.  Focused as much as I am able on His will, expressing as much as I can His love with those I encounter.

I want to recognize constantly, how much He blesses me and how I might bless others.

So how might I bless you today?



15 thoughts on “There is nothing normal about being a Christian.

  1. Please pray for my daughter, granddaughter and all who are in harms way with Hurricane Florence. My daughter is in a place of rebellion against the Lord. I’m praying that her heart might be softened as she faces adversity. Thank you.


      1. Random Question…the picture posted of the bronze grieving mother, do you know what that is titled or where it is located? This picture ended up on a facebook post that i was commenting on (post for grieving parents) and we are all trying to figure out where it is located?


  2. Hi Mark,
    I’ve been asking for prayer in the past few days regarding my back which is chronic but now I am being sent to a cardiologist next week. I would appreciate prayers over physical health in general…God is in control & He is faithful….Thank-you Mark! God Bless you & your family!


  3. Please pray for my cousin Jill.
    She has had a very rough go of it over the last several years from losing her job of 30+ years due to company going under from the crash in 2008 to being injured twice on the next job she got and eventually being let go from there to her home going into foreclosure and losing her best friend, her mother to cancer. It has been a continual storm for her that just seems to continue.
    Friends have been trying to do all they can to help but only God can bring to her what she truly needs.
    We are very concerned and reach out to all who can pray for her.

    Thank You!


  4. Hi Mark,
    Need prayer for my back. It has been excruciating this week – I can barely walk. Thank-you Mark for your prayers! Praying for you & your family!


  5. Hi Mark,
    Thank you for your vlog- it inspires, uplifts, and challenges me.

    Please pray that I can learn to live by faith and not by sight. My husband lost his job of 25 yrs and he is now doing odd jobs to make ends meet. Please pray for his health and strength, and that we both can get health insurance. I have several health problems and deal with chronic pain everyday. My prayers are with you and Christi every day. Take care and thank you again.


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