Earlier this week, I wrote about celebrating ordinary & normal as I was traveling home from a long weekend in Singapore. But yesterday, I started reading the book of Judges in the OT & some crazy stuff happened in that book. Judges includes the stories of Samson, Jael (driving a nail through a guy’s head), Gideon & lots more. In the beginning, it talks a lot about how the Israelites didn’t drive out the Canaanites from the Promised Land. Israel allowed the common & natural to remain in their land & this shortfall became a stumbling block for Israel. The stories in Judges that are noteworthy aren’t the ones about what’s ordinary, believable or natural.
Maybe we live common, natural & ordinary lives because we tolerate average & safe.
Perhaps God wants us to live different lives:
Super + natural = supernatural
Extra + ordinary = extraordinary
Credible + in = incredible
Let’s allow more space for God in our lives & less space for ordinary, credible & natural 🙂