This world is spinning with chaos and confusion, and when culture is crazy, normal is unconventional. It's an unconventional age, and as such, the pursuit of a godly normalcy might appear unconventional.
As believers, we are called to be the salt and light in a world that often strays far from the path of righteousness. The culture around us may seem to be careening into chaos, but it is precisely in these times that we must stand firm in the truth, even if it appears unconventional to the prevailing norms.
Consider the life of Noah. In his day, the culture had sunk into depravity and chaos reigned. But Noah chose to walk in godly normalcy. He obeyed God's unconventional command to build an ark and remained faithful amidst the mocking and jeers of those who couldn't comprehend his “unconventional” obedience. The result? Noah and his family found safety and salvation in the ark, a beacon of normalcy amidst the rising floodwaters of chaos.
Or think of the early Christians who dared to follow Jesus in a world dominated by the Roman Empire's relentless decadence. Their simple act of gathering for worship, loving their enemies, and living by godly principles was seen as unconventional. Yet, their faithful normalcy turned the world upside down, leading many to Christ.
We're living in a time where it may seem unconventional to uphold the values and morals rooted in the Bible. Society often celebrates what goes against God's timeless truth. But let us not be swayed by the prevailing currents of culture.
The unconventional path to godly normalcy means living lives of love, grace, compassion, and righteousness. It means standing for what is good and true, even when it appears unconventional to the world. It means pursuing godly normalcy when culture chooses chaos.
In the end, the unconventional pursuit of godly normalcy leads to eternal life, unshakable peace, and a crown of righteousness. So, as the culture around us may grow increasingly unconventional in its ways, let us stand firm, rooted in the eternal truth, and let our normalcy be the godly light that shines in the darkness.
It is in these unconventional times that our pursuit of godly normalcy can make all the difference, offering a beacon of hope, peace, and salvation to a world lost in chaos.