Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Read it. Pray it. Live it.

Sometimes you just need to get back to the basics....

If the world hates you, know that it has hated Me before it hated you.   If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. John 15:18-19

You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:43-45

And find out what pleases the Lord. Ephesians 5:10

Be very careful, then, how you live - not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:15-16

In the same way let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16

Am I perfect? No. Is the owner of Chick-Fil-A perfect? No. Are you perfect? No.

Do I strive to live biblically, support others that do, and love like Jesus? Yes.

Is there a difference between sinning and living in sin? Yes.

Am I the one to judge someone's heart? No. Is anyone else? No.

Do I love sinners? Yes. Do I hate sin? Yes. 

I encourage you to seek out God. Draw closer to him and He will draw closer to you. Pray God will give you clarity on any issue you are confused about. Pray God will reveal the sin in your life so that you may continue to grow closer to him. 

This world is so broken. Don't forget when it comes down to it, we are sinners. All of us. God sent his Son to die for us that we may go to Heaven. He gave us the bible to learn about what Jesus said so that we may live for Him and give Him glory before we meet with him.

Praying for redemption stories. 

Jackie J