I’m a ‘Crazy Christian’


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I listened to Brad Paisley’s ‘Those Crazy Christians’ track and remember laughing so hard the first time. I was proud to call myself a ‘crazy Christian’ per his description in the song. But thinking of how he thought of Christians as a critic, I’m afraid that we as a body are losing our influence as the ‘crazy ones.’

I’m sure skeptics find it baffling that some people would choose to believe in someone believed to have lived and died on the cross for them. They must think it silly that believers pray to God to deliver them from their problems and expect Him to answer them. If there was a God and He is as good as proclaimed, why would He allow bad things to happen to His creation? And He cares about us that much, why would He keep us from enjoying ourselves the way we would want to?

I heard this line in the Gods Not Dead 2 movie and it really struck a cord: Refusing to believe that God exists doesn’t make Him go away; it only means no amount of evidence would convince you. And I totally agree with that assertion. Just as we can consciously think of excuses why we can’t do something, one can bring up all the ‘logical’ reasons to nullify the existence and power of God. And here’s the thing: it takes faith to be a Christian; not rationalism. Until you decide to believe, nothing will make sense.

As Christians in these end times, how should the world see us? We should be seen as people generous, kind, compassionate, forgiving, peaceful, selfless and principled. They might think of us as silly but our way of life should inspire others and make them wonder what makes us so different; so joyful even in challenging times. We should be the ones they would want to talk to when they are going through a hard time. We are the light of the world; a city on the hill. We should show love to others who don’t share our faith and warmly receive anyone who decides to join the fellowship.

But what do we witness these days? One of us stumbles and we are the first to cast the first stone. Instead of rebuking in love and helping them back up, we judge them and make them feel like they are disqualified from the grace of God as if we are the ones who died for them. When we hear of pastors and artistes involved in some of sexual scandal or divorce, instead of praying with them for God to show them mercy, we judge them and question the authenticity of their faith. If we can’t stand with our own, how can we attract others to join us?

It is not our job to judge anyone by their actions as we are not in their shoes and can never fully understand why they did one thing or the other. Ours is to be there for one another and build each other up; correct and forgive each other when we falter and love ourselves regardless of our differences.

Let’s not paint the picture of hypocrisy with the way we live. We are not perfect and no one will ever be regardless of how long he/she has been a Christian. But we expect God to understand our flaws and forgive us. Why can’t we apply the same understanding and forgive each other?

Let’s not lose our fire now. Now more than ever, we need to burn bright in our zeal to live right. Let’s stand united in love. We are all one body. One falls, we all do. Let’s not abandon the fallen and leave the cracks to widen. Let’s help each other stand and help those who are tired of being down to join us.

Let’s strive to be called ‘Crazy Christians’ once more, shall we? Let’s get crazy for God!

Enjoy Brad Paisley’s track here:

© Josephine Amoako 2016

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56 Comments Add yours

  1. nmaelinwa says:

    Touching…God bless you for this.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      God bless you for reading ☺

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  2. Nana Yaa Ntiwaa Asare says:

    Thanks Joe

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks for reading, Nana Yaa ☺

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  3. That is one song, wow
    We long to be really a crazier Christian , singing His light in me to the world for real

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  4. Pastor Randy says:

    Amen! And I love that line: “We should be the ones they would want to talk to when they are going through a hard time.” Oh, that we will be that one!

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Amen. May God help us be that kind of people

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  5. kmankata says:

    Beautiful piece. Thanks for sharing. The story of the prostitute brought to Jesus to be stoned comes to mind. We can do better and we need to.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Yes we can and yes we need to. Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts ☺

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  7. Papberry says:

    I am crazier for God😅.
    It is indeed of a fact that until you start believing nothing will make sense. No one can be a follower of Christ without faith.
    Bless you for sharing

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    1. joseyphina says:

      God bless you for reading, dear

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  8. lakenmayyhundal says:

    Thank you for writing this!! HE>I

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Thank you for reading 😊

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      1. lakenmayyhundal says:

        No problem! I can’t wait to see what else you have in store for us.

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  9. alwright2 says:

    Thanks for sharing this! I definitely want to be a “crazy Christian”. Lol. Bless you!

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    1. joseyphina says:

      I’m glad😀. God bless you for reading 👍

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  10. Hey. I love this blog post. This is a great blog post for radical love to be the hands and feet of Jesus in the world. Thank you for this. Looking forward for more blog posts. God bless you! 🙂

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    1. joseyphina says:

      God bless you for reading! Have a splendid week!

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  11. You’ve said it! A message for the entire body of Christ.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks for reading! ☺

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  12. remember2pray says:

    That was truly a blessing to read (and listen to)… Wouldn’t it be wonderful if Christians today still had *that* stereotype, instead of one of being the first to condemn and “shoot their wounded”?

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks for reading. ☺. Yeah, it would be wonderful. May God give us the grace.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      God bless you too for reading ☺

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  13. This is so amazing. I am so glad I came across your post. A must read for everyone!

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks for passing by and sharing your thoughts, Blair. ☺

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  14. Reblogged this on Revamp the Faith and commented:
    I loved this blog post!

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    1. joseyphina says:

      I’m glad you did. Thanks for the reblog.

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  15. Worth reposting and sharing!
    Annie

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  16. aliciadfv says:

    My sentiments exactly. Beautiful message!

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks, Alicia ☺

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    1. joseyphina says:

      I’m glad you do☺

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  17. sparrowkindalove says:

    Amazing post! So inspiring!

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Thank you! Really appreciate it ☺

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks for reading, Annie☺

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  18. For a long time I’ve loved country music, but somehow I’d never heard this. What a great song! By God’s grace I want to be a Crazy Christian. Thank you for sharing.

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  19. Waste Brain says:

    Thanks !!! Worth reading

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    1. joseyphina says:

      You’re welcome! Thanks for passing by ☺

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  20. Collin says:

    Love this! Always great posts from you! 🙂

    ~ Collin
    FoundWhoIAm.wordpress.com

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks, Collin ☺

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  21. ThatCantGirl says:

    This is so perfectly worded. It rung true to everything I feel about this world and our faith. My God does not ask me to judge. He asks me to love. Unconditionally.
    Thank you for a beautiful post. ❤

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Thank you very much for reading. I’m glad you agree. Have a great day!

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  22. This is a great blog post and I look forward to reading more! Thanks for sharing!-Pat

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks for reading, Pat. Stay blessed.

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  23. Amazingly put in incredible words…Proud to say that I’m a crazy Christian.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Oh great! Nice to meet you, Talisha 😊

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  24. Yes this is so good! I am a crazy Christian and PROUD of it 🙂 My blog, toocomfortableblog.wordpress.com, is ALL about being UNCOMFORTABLE for the sake of Christ and the gospel. You have a new sub in me 🙂 This message is so important and vital.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      I’m so glad the message resonates with you! Thanks for reading! ☺

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