A Good Message! Yesterday a good friend sent me a message that they were praying for me. I really needed that message because when you are serving the Lord and trying to live for God’s glory, then you are always going to have some people in your life that just don’t get it. People who often, with the best of intentions, end up doing more harm than good with their mixed up actions and destructive tongues! You get the picture!
Powerful Challenge! My friend concluded their message to me by sharing this challenge from the Scripture: “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” In the flesh this would be impossible, but in the Spirit it is already a done deal! God gave me a little greater clarity this morning in my devotional reading, when I flipped to Matthew 7!
Matthew 7:1-5 says: “1 Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. 3 “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? 4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.”
Be Careful! If we are not careful, then we can let others living in the flesh drag us to that low place of living. Jesus came to set us free. Jesus came so that we would live above and beyond the flesh in the Spirit. Realize this: No matter how much growing you do and no matter how far you make think you are ahead of others, you are always in danger of being pulled back or down. Stop and survey your situation! Make sure that your life is intersecting with God’s plan and yield to Him! Trust me you will be glad that you did! I am! And “man oh man” do I still have a lot of work to do on me! Thanks for listening and I hope this helps!