The sand is rough between my toes, but it feels cool and I barely notice. My shoes are in one hand, and the other hand is lifted high in praise. The ocean’s waves mix with the guitar in beautiful harmony. The … Continue reading
I don’t like when people use my Jesus to judge something they simply don’t like or understand. I am well aware that we are all sinners. I acknowledge that fact. But we are ALL sinners, we all fall short. We are human beings. No one is better than the other. That is why we have to show love to those who do not know The Way. Yes, let them know about their sin, but only after they understand what that word even means. We can’t throw Bible verses at people who don’t see the Bible as Sacred. We have to love them first then teach them. Plant seeds. Jesus was asked what the most important commandment was and he didn’t answer by listing all the things one shouldn’t do. We do that. We are so proud to be “right”. We are so ready to call others out and tell them what they should and shouldn’t do. Jesus’ answer to that question was to love God and love other people. It should be simple. We can’t judge. He will give us the Spirit and give us grace to help lead people to him. When I introduce my friends to people I don’t say, “Hey this is George, he hates…” and then start naming off all the things George does not like. Would that really show you who George is? And yet we do that with our God. We presume to know what he hates and we lump people in with their sins. How is that supposed to make them come to know Christ? We are supposed to speak the truth in LOVE. Not condemn and judge those we barely know.
Love people then teach them how to follow Him. The end.
I am a church-goer. I enjoy singing the songs and reciting the liturgy and prayerfully spending time with people of a like mindset. I love looking into things of a spiritual nature. This morning during worship, I got this intense … Continue reading