Tuesday, September 1, 2009
God Write Kindness On My Heart....
Romans 12:18 (The Message) 17-19Don't hit back; discover beauty in everyone. If you've got it in you, get along with everybody. Don't insist on getting even; that's not for you to do. "I'll do the judging," says God. "I'll take care of it."
In the examination of the heart I would argue that it is most important to examine ones on heart first. We must look at the depth of our own sin. How we have left disgrace towards God. How we have brought shame on His glory. How our attitudes, words, and actions would leave the sinner to reject God. We are the worse ambassadors for God because we are the ones who need Him most. This confession will lead us to repentance and forgiveness in God.
When we look at the book of Romans Paul comes close to systematically giving us religious views. In here he screams out to us how we should treat our neighbor. We must become sacrificial in everyway. From our actions, to our words, to our thoughts, to our prayers. EVERYTHING WE DO, must be sacrificial when it comes to our neighbor because that is how Christ was for us. I have personally thought about my own sins and for me I know that if I was a not a believer and looking at myself I wouldn’t want to be one; how this must grieve the heart of the Savior who has shown me show much grace that it should change my life and make me a different person. I think about myself, I pray for myself and I seek God for myself rather than for my neighbor.
As Christians we must be determined and motivated to get along with EVERYONE, and we must remember that words count and that they have an affect. I don’t care how “strong” you are someone can say something that gets to you, and we must remember that feeling when we speak because that same pain that we feel, we can also be guilty of making others feel; O how this must break the Saviors heart that we would speak with praise and worship out of our mouth and then in the next sentence we can be cruel and rude to the people who He has created and died for.
There are many things that I pledge to myself not to do or to seek God for and I hope that God will train my lifestyle to help me to become a nicer person and a kinder person and a person who submits fully to the will and . To stand when I need to stand but never at the cost of hurting someone else or blocking someone from submitting to the Lordship and to the Grace of Jesus Christ.
I wonder if the Church of Jesus Christ and His Believers (His ambassadors) acted like we had been washed in the blood of a Kind and gracious God, if we lived like we have been born again and we have heaven waiting for us in the next life, if we have a personal and daily relationship with Jesus Christ. We talk to God. The God who created and listened. The God who killed His own son for the sins of the World. This God lives on the inside of us. If myself, and Christians all over lived like this, would the world really be stuck in a wondering state or would they too desire this amazing grace.
O God forgive me for I know not what I do…..