Several years ago my cousin was pleased to find out that
she wasn't going crazy,she found out that what she suffered
from was O.C.D. or better known as "obsessive,compulsive
disorder". Just knowing that what she suffered from had a
name and could now be treated with proper medication and
through the power of knowlege,she could contend with it on
a more positive level. At least it was confirmed that she was
not crazy. Through lack of knowlege, we however are quick to
label this sickness as a brain disorder or just someone
who is crazy.Obsessive compulsive disorder causes
repeated behavior by the sufferer to the point that we veiw
them as 'not normal'. Anyone who doesn't suffer from this to
some degree can't imagine why anyone would keep
repeating a certain action when they know it was already
completed.But this where lack of knowlege comes in.When
we aren't educated properly,we lack understanding and then
rely on our opinions and not truth.
Recently while witnessing to someone about the
importance of accepting Christ and being saved came back
with a response that was I'm sure meant to be a negative
come back. I was told to,"be careful, there is a fine line
between reality and obsessive compulsive behavior."My first
reaction was to question myself as being crazy.After all
when we use the term obsessive compulsive,doesn't this
mean something negative?But, in spite of the negative
conotation of my frame of mind, I quickly gained my wits
It's a well known fact that in our faith walk there will always
be those who will try and detain us by voicing their person
opinions because they don't know any better.And what was
I'm sure meant to make me feel insecure,soon rose to a
triumphant feeling that I was crazy...crazy for Jesus!This
obsessive,compulsive behavior is certainly not a disorder.
In fact,all through God's word,He commands us to be crazy
for Him, not in just a passive way either.
Joshua 22:5 "But take diligent heed to do the
commandments and the law which Moses the servant of the
Lord charged you;to love the Lord your God and to walk in all
His ways and keep the commandments and to cling to and
unite with Him to serve Him with all your heart and soul
(your very life)" Amplified.
God advises us to walk the eternal path in order to find rest.
If we don't follow that path,we will eventually end up living in
chaos and disaster.Only God can bring peace and order
into our lives through His Son Jesus Christ.
Jesus said "Peace I give unto you." This peace was peace
of mind.Trying to attain this kind of peace in a crazy,mixed up
world is so seldom found unless we know Christ as our
Therefore in my obsessive,compulsive behavior for Jesus I
now have a renewed and refreshed strength to keep up my
walk with Him. Peace afterall is an attribute of God's and He
wants us to have what He has.
Since it is the chief end of man to serve a loving,faithful God
(not the other way around) doesn't it make sense to be crazy
in love with Him?This is a Father who sits on the throne in
heaven and rules the universe. Anyone who knows all the
stars by name,can measure out the waters in His hands
and balance out the mountains and even knows how many
hairs are left on my head is certainly someone that
deserves all my praise,honor and glory.
Am I crazy? Yes, you bet, I'm crazy in love with Jesus.
A born again child of God who is inspired by the Holy Spirit.
Also a prayer intercessor who lifts others up for healing and
Also called by God to fulfill a dream of writing and illustrating
children's books.The first one is presently being written for
young impressionable children to learn various Christian