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I’m a Peculiar Person…and Why You Should be One Too

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But ye are a chosen generation I Peter 2 9

Me — making a peculiar face. hee! hee!

In today’s society we have millions of people walking around showing off their “individuality”… multicolored hair, rings in their nose and eyebrows, and clothes that are so unusual (um…more like really STRANGE)…we’re not even sure where they found such items to wear (is there really a store that sells that stuff?).

Yet, Christians are often scoffed at for being so “peculiar”. Sadly, many Christians would rather “mix” into the worldly crowd….rather than be different.

Jesus bore so much suffering on the cross for each of us, and sadly we’re often ashamed to be a little different. We’re to be a light to the world…

In order to be a light to the path of Jesus, we can’t be walking the same path the world does.Β 

Going to church on Sunday doesn’t make me so “peculiar.”Β  Even the worldly crowd will muster enough strength to make it to church on Easter Sunday or other such occasions…

It’s the places we go (and DON’T go), how we dress (and DON’T dress), how we act (and DON’T act), and our very manner of speech that makes us peculiar to the world.

I challenge you — I dare you to be different!

The world thinks Christians are missing out….Oh, they’re so right!!!

The ladies group that I sang with in the past sang this song that says it all.

Here’s the words (hope you take time to read them)…

Verse 1:

We’re missing out on the good life according to man of degree, we’re missing out on life’s normal pleasure by standards of worldly beliefs, they say we’re too narrow… we should learn to just let go – we’re all missing out somehow, but when I think of their claims and the pleasures they name, well, I’ll admit I have missed out.

Chorus:

I’ve missed out on the heartache of living my life in sin, I’ve missed out on the sorrows of facing the world without Him, and I have no regrets for things that I’ve missed cause down deep in my heart the truth was and is — everyday that I’ve missed, I thank God for what I’ve missed.

Verse 2:

This world is concerned that Christians are missing out socially, they say that our stand and the Book in our hand, it’s not right politically, they call our convictions religious addictions, they say that we’re all turned around, but we cannot deny one thing they’ve got right, well it’s true, we have missed out.

Chorus:

I’ve missed out on the heartache of living my life in sin, I’ve missed out on the sorrows of facing the world without Him, and I have no regrets for things that I’ve missed cause down deep in my heart the truth was and is — everyday that I’ve missed, I thank God for what I’ve missed.

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But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

~ I Peter 2:9 (KJV)

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July 10, 2012 at 9:55 am

I love being peculiar! Love the words to that song!



July 10, 2012 at 11:14 am

Thanks, Susan…the world so much needs the light of Christians to shine…they’re wandering aimlessly…unless we’re a “peculiar” people they will see no reason why they should listen to us.



July 10, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Great post, Rhonda, on such an important topic. The song you included sounds wonderful too!



July 10, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Jolene, thanks so much for stopping by! Yes, I love the words to that song too. It really inspired me to appreciate more the fact that we’re separating ourselves as Christians.



July 10, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Those words are great and extremely applicable in my life. The lost just don’t get it, but I do!



Lisa Gillen
July 17, 2012 at 10:27 am

I love the devotion and the words to the song. Is there any way to get music to those words?



    July 17, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Lisa, thanks for stopping by to comment and for your interest! I had meant to share it, but it didn’t get recorded during our church’s service recording. I’ll ask our pastor’s daughter about it, and perhaps I can locate the music to it.



victoria c. dalida
July 19, 2012 at 12:19 pm

I thank God there are still some peculiar people like you. Let all Christian women be steadfast, and live by biblical principles and standards



July 19, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Victoria, thank you for your kind comment. Yes, we need more Christian women setting an example and having a godly testimony.



Hollie
October 20, 2012 at 9:27 am

I am a mommy of 10 children. Keep encouraging the godly to act godly.



gill
December 23, 2012 at 4:15 pm

what an inspiring devotional
its nice to see a website for christian mothers that uses the kjv
keep up the good work
may god bless you and your family this season



Lynn Ricknon
January 8, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Our preacher’s son,Thomas sings this and does a great job with it.



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