I cringe….The Word

*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 :)

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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.

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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.

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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 :)

Footnotes:
(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.

Author: Margaret from soulfood101blog

Praying the world will read God's Word for themselves, and not rely on what someone else tells them His Word says or means.

27 thoughts on “I cringe….The Word”

  1. If only we will always allow love to lead the way, then we will be more considerate to the mature and toddling Christian, always looking out for their spiritual welfare (Philippians 2 vs 3-5), all to the glory of God.

    Thanks for sharing this insightful post. Blessings!🌷

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      1. You are welcome dear! It was a real pleasure.😄😄

        You know a lot of Christians are stumbling blocks without really knowing it. We pray God to help us grow above that level. Remain blessed, Margaret!🌷

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    1. Exactly Wally, and most folks do ;) I feel bad for the new believers, because that will run them off just like it does you. You are strong in your faith, and in His Word, therefore you run from whoever is saying that but not from God. A new sheep could be lost, or at least detoured. If that makes sense.

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      1. It does make sense, Margaret, although I would stick with detoured, as our Lord never loses one even if they wander a bit. We ought to be helping those folks learn how to hear for themselves what God has for them, not imposing our version of it on them. I don’t really remember it being a problem, honestly. I think I was fortunate

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    1. What a blessing that you got an answer. We will thank God for that because any answer you got came from Him. I am the least of His children but I am thankful Judy for your sharing that with me because that is a blessing for me too. Praying God continues to bless you with the answers to any difficult situations that may come your way :):) God Bless you :):)

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  2. ‘We just have to love them.’ Ain’t this the truth. Thank you for sharing and I agree with everything that you’ve said in this post.

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    1. :):) Thank you Muse that means the world to me. I always feel so bad when I see new believers get so discouraged. I know how unworthy I felt. I’m not worthy now but at least now I know God loves me no matter what, and will work on me, never leave me, fights for me, etc. When we are new those things aren’t as crystal clear. I appreciate your comments as always dear sister :):)

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      1. You’re utmost welcome, Margaret. :) Amen! He takes us as we are and works on us. And that is why I do not claim to be saintly, because He is still working on me. We have to keep holding onto Him. And I appreciate you as always, my sister. <3

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  3. This sounds exactly how I behaved before getting saved! I spent over a decade in the church without ever hearing the Gospel, and I learned how to appear pretty righteous. I was a white washed tomb on the inside, but I had cleaned the outside of the cup. I even had actual, truly converted, Christian women tell me how discouraged they were that they couldn’t live up to the ‘standard’ I had set. Talk about cringe worthy! When God took out my heart of stone, and replaced it with one of flesh, my heart ached over this. It wasn’t loving, it was pride. Thank you for this post, God bless!

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  4. This part right here: “So, they already know what they should or shouldn’t do, they are already struggling”. We just have to love them. It’s true! Thank you for sharing such beautiful words.

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    1. Thank you Jill, that means the world because I know you will tell me like it is :):) I hesitated to post it because I was afraid it would be taken the wrong way. It seems to me that when people are struggling, and not just with religion, but with anything, we don’t kick them when they are down. Why we do this with God, I will never know.

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