Wednesday, August 1, 2012
MESS UP LATELY?
Everyone has times in life when they mess up or make errors. Errors on paper or errors in judgement or errors that separate you from God. There is not one single person that has not made mistakes. This past week I for one made a few errors in writing my blog and three kind friends let me know. No one is perfect except God.
Why do we point the finger and talk about certain people and their sins? A reminder, Romans 3:23 says "We have all sinned and fallen short of God's glory." "Well yeah but so and so is a prostitute or committed adultery and that is way worse". Yes it is bad but it is not worse or beyond God's healing and forgiveness.
Matthew 7:3 tells us "Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?" Instead of condemnation, those who you think are doing the 'worst sins' in your estimation, need love and prayer. Also something to remember and memorize in the Bible is 1 Corinthians 6:11 "And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God".
Stop for a minute and meditate on the goodness of God and how we do not deserve his love at times because of how we act or treat others. Is Sunday the only time you even think about Jesus? You should let the love of Christ dwell in your hearts and help to change your life 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We are all capable of sinning and messing up.
The next time you think you are so great and someone else has messed up worse remember it says in Ephesians 2:8 "By grace you have been saved -through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God". Just thank the Lord he is there willing, ready and able to forgive you and cleanse you if you only ask Him. 1 John 1:9 says "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness". Keep in mind when you point at someone to find fault the other fingers on your hand are pointing back in your direction.
PRAYER: Lord I thank you that you can redeem and restore. Father help me to not be guilty of thinking I am so wonderful and others are worse sinners. Help me to pray for others and to remember any of us is capable of slipping up. That is what the enemy wants us to do. It is wrong to judge others so help me to keep a tight rein on my tongue and to only use my words for blessing not judging. In Jesus Name. Amen .
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