I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which Thou hast given Me; for they are Thine.–John 17:9
And He said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest. –Exodus 33:14
And I will take away Mine hand, and thou shalt see My back parts: but My face shall not be seen. –Exodus 33:23
I said, LORD, be merciful unto me: heal my soul; for I have sinned against Thee. –Psalms 41:4
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise Him, Who is the health of my countenance, and my God. –Psalms 42:11
As the Father hath loved Me, so have I loved you: continue ye in My love.–John 15:9
Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe? –John 16:31
*This was a post I wrote back on February 17, 2017 when the blog was new. I pray you enjoy it. :)
When Christians, say things like, “You should do this: insert judgement, chastising, sermon here ” or “God wants you to be this or that to be saved”….CRINGE. (exceptions: see footnote 1)
Really did God call you this morning and tell you that? lol :)
You might want to call Him back and ask Him how He feels about your judgement of His child.
While you’ve got Him on the line, ask Him how He feels about the stumbling block you just threw in front of His child, causing His child to feel unworthy or like they are a lost cause. Leaving them with the attitude of why bother. There’s no hope for me, why try. Instead of reassuring them of His unmeasurable love for them, and how nothing can separate them from that love.
Also ask Him how He feels about the splinter you’re plucking out of their eye, instead of worrying about the plank in your own eye.
Now obviously I am being a little sarcastic (maybe) but I literally cringe when I hear Christians who, I know with all my heart, think they are saving a soul, try to help God like this.
God doesn’t need our help. He created everything, pretty sure He can manage.
His Word says He wants us to love others so much that, like fiery embers falling on their heads, they will want that love also. That’s how we can help.
Through His word, He will convict them of what to do and not do. He promised He put His Word in our heads and hearts.
So, they already know what they should or shouldn’t do, they are already struggling.
We just have to love them, so much that they will want His love too.
God, His word and the Holy Spirit will do the rest.
My non-Christian friends, when greeted in this way by my Christian friends, usually respond with, if that’s your God, I don’t want anything to do with it….cringe
Instead of the love God wanted them to feel from that Christian, they felt the exact opposite.
As good as that Christian’s intentions were, what’s the saying, the road to hell is paved with good intentions.
God Bless you :)
(1)Unless they are saying to believe Jesus is your Saviour, He died for your sins, and rose again. Love God with all your heart and soul, and love your neighbor, then disregard the rest of my post.
Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies. –Psalms 40:4
And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. –John 14:4
I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. –John 14:18
At that day ye shall know that I am in My Father, and ye in Me, and I in you. –John 14:20
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God reached down and took my hand
Giving me hope of a promised land
Where angels live on streets of gold
A place where pain has no hold
No longer of this world to be mangled
Forever living with the angels
A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked. –Psalms 37:16
Forsake me not, O LORD: O my God, be not far from me. Make haste to help me, O Lord my salvation. –Psalms 38:21-22
And whosoever liveth and believeth in Me, shall never die. Believest thou this? –John 11:26
Father, glorify Thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again. –John 12:28
And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD: it shall rejoice in His salvation. –Psalms 35:9
How excellent is Thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Thy wings. –Psalms 36:7
As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. –John 9:5
Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the word stand in awe of Him.–Psalms 33:8
For He spake, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast. –Psalms 33:9
I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am He, ye shall die in your sins. –John 8:24
And He that sent Me is with Me: the Father hath not left Me alone; for I do always those things that please Him.–John 8:29
Into Thine hand I commit my spirit: Thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth. –Psalms 31:5
Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD. –Psalms 31:24
And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation. –John 5:29