ponderings

proving ourselves

Goodness – how many times a day do we judge ourselves. We are concerned we are not measuring up to someone else’s life or ideals. Are their ways even realistic for our God designed lives? Is the communication open or were assumptions made?

Subtleties – oil and cold wax

This, then, is how you ought to regard us: as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the mysteries God has revealed. Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful. I care very little if I am judged by you or by any human court; indeed, I do not even judge myself. My conscience is clear, but that does not make me innocent. It is the Lord who judges me. Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait until the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of the heart. At that time each will receive their praise from God.
1 Corinthians 1:1-5

Lord help us each day to use the heavenly mirror and see ourselves as you see us. To know that Your love and sacrifice has cleansed us and continues to do so. Help us not to judge ourselves but make adjustments as Holy Spirit brings the conviction. Guide us in understanding the motives of our hearts so no matter what, we are following in your ways! Thank you Jesus for Your gift of redemption!

ponderings

united or divided

Is that a tough topic in our country and world today or what?

At His Feet

It seems harder and harder each year to be in conversation with others on beliefs, politics, or even eating habits. The dividing lines are more pronounced, the judging and sneers are more verbal and the airwaves are buzzing with the rawness of a saw.

No – I didn’t watch the debate….yet. I’m just talking of everyday life, social media, family gatherings, and coffee shop conversations. We seem to have forgotten we are ALL in this together. And some days I do really laugh out loud as God shares His point of view!

In Christ’s family there can be no division into Jew and non-Jew, slave and free, male and female. Among us you are all equal. That is, we are all in a common relationship with Jesus Christ. Also, since you are Christ’s family, then you are Abraham’s famous “descendant,” heirs according to the covenant promises. Galatians 3:28-29

These verses are rich with God’s heart but I pray in these coming weeks that you see we are ALL made in God’s image – whether a follower of Jesus or not. Loving others is the first and greatest commandment. Let’s show Him that we haven’t forgotten that most important message and come together to show the goodness of His heart through ours.

When there are places of disagreement with friends, family, leaders or others, show them that love can build a bridge that can be walked together. For years many in the church have shown so much hate that has turned people away from His hope and grace. Be one to draw them in.