This is something that has been on my mind for quite some time, I just haven’t been able to put it into words until this evening. When the Spirit is moving you to write, you do it. There is no “I’ll do it tomorrow.” You listen and follow the direction you are given. Wherever He leads, I will follow.
Hebrews 13:5 –
“Never will I leave you, Never will I forsake you.”
Such a small verse from the word of God can mean more than you could
ever imagine, if you apply it to everyday life. This was my inspiring verse
for tonight’s blog.
There is an ongoing pattern, that has repeated itself from generation to generation. It has quite possibly been repeated since the beginning of time. Although society, culture, and worldly standards, values and views have changed, the pattern remains the same.
Here is an ever so present pattern in everyday lives, all around the world, that has continued and most likely will precede to continue if not responded to in a Christ-Like manner:
Someone does something wrong and most often times, others respond by withdrawing love and often times withdrawing complete and total contact with the individual who made the mistake. Leaving them feeling, broken, kicked when they’re down, judged and hopeless. Too often, so called “friends” or even perhaps Brothers’ and Sisters’ in Christ will go to the extremes of cutting off all ties of any sort of friendship or relationship with the sinner who made the mistake. (As if WE ALL AREN’T SINNERS?!”
We are called to be like Christ. Jesus Christ loves each and everyone of us, so much that, even while we were still sinners, He gave His life to give us ours. He purchased each and every one of us with His blood that day in Calvary.
Jesus was tempted time after time, while He walked this earth in the flesh. Jesus never sinned, he lived a completely humble and sinless walk during his time on earth.
Thank GOD, that while we were still sinners, Jesus didn’t withdraw love, compassion and the desire to have a personal relationship with each and every one of us. He sacrificed Himself, so that we may have Life. There is no love greater than that.
God doesn’t stop loving us every time we stumble, fall or make a bad decision and neither should we, stop loving ourselves or others for being less than perfect.
Mistakes need not to lead to rejection and banishment. Christ could have chose to reject or banish us. However, he CHOSE NOT TO. He chose LOVE. An everlasting love. Next time you find yourself judging a mistake another person has made…before you withdraw your love or complete and total contact with them, remember where WE WOULD ALL BE, if Christ had the same selfish attitude.
Until next time,
“I am beautifully broken, but not defeated”