We all have things we want someone to talk about and share with. But there is this trust issue we have. See we need some one we can trust with our deepest inadequacies, fears, flaws, pains, and hurts. Some things are private, some we are ashamed of in our past, and others are our deepest desires.
We can’t tell everyone every thing for these very reasons. But where ever you find yourself right now, there is one listening and we can tell Him anything. He is our Confidant, Protector, Father and Friend. He is the answer to our questions, issues in life and the one who makes a way when we see no way.
It wasn’t until I came across some writings I had done in a journal several years back that I truly understood the magnitude of writing. During the process it was soothing and therapeutic to have that intimate time with my heavenly Father. But reading it later and being able to see that He has answered every cry, every prayer and every desire that lined up with His will for my life put it all into perspective and helps to encourage me when I think He doesn’t hear me.
My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with the respect of persons.
2For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment;
3And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:
4Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?
God shows no favoritism. He does not treat one bad because he sins and the other good because he worships Him. He loves us all the same. Therefore we should treat each other in the same manor. That is living for the glory of God.
But we treat each other a certain way according to the life we live, the way we look and the material possessions we have. We treat the people that have money and earthly possessions with respect and the poor man that is dirty and homeless like he/she is not worthy enough to be in our presence. The word says that those are evil thoughts. We don’t believe that this is wrong but it is. Evil thoughts lead to evil actions.
How many of us see a homeless person or just a person suffering or going without, and we walk right pass them and they are asking for our help but we ignore them. The main phrase that comes from most peoples mouth is “I got mine, your better get yours” or ” If I can go out and work for myself so can you.” This is what you need to know, God blessed you with what you have so that you may be a blessing to someone else.
Think about this, what if it was you in the poor man’s position and you needed help. How many times do we ask God to help us? The same way we want Him to help us is the same way He wants us to help His people.
Let us change the way we think about each other. Let us show the same respect one to another. Judge not each other according to the possessions we have or have not. Start looking at each other as souls that need to be saved, hearts that need to be turned towards God.
I will leave you with this:
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
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Revelations 2:3-4 And [I know that] you [who believe] are enduring patiently and are bearing up for My name’s sake, and that you have not grown weary [of being faithful to the truth]. But I have this [charge] against you, that you have left your first love [you have lost the depth of love that you first had for Me].
Over the next month or two I will be re-posting here some of the devotionals I posted a number of years ago when I began my journey into a relationship with God. I had a previous blog that I began, just wanting to really get into blogging and writing. I gave up on that blog just shortly after starting. I believe there was a two part in my giving it up.
- I was not dedicated and disciplined enough to want to continue the quest.
- It was just not the right time. I needed to sit at the feet of my Savior, learn and wait on His timing.
I came back across these writings and studies looking for something else a week ago. God brought these back to me and as I began to read some of them I couldn’t believe that I had written them. But it also ignited a flame and hunger for God that was so strong in me and seems like it was ages ago. It reminded me of my first passions and desires to just know who God was and to long for a deep, deep relationship with Him. And a desire to rely and depend on Him.
As much as I love the Lord now and choose to serve Him, going back made me realize that my fire has died down from what it was several years ago. I think over time I have allowed the business of life and wanting to do FOR God to drown out the realness of God’s presence to me and in me. Just because you are doing stuff for God does not make it good to God. You can be doing good and it still be wrong if it is not what God has asked you to do. It is my deepest prayer to be in the will of God and not of my own.
I invite you to take this journey with me back to my first love and pray that the desire for Him grows even the more stronger in me and also in you.