God’s timing to see Him work in our lives is so perfect.
Take our bi- yearly family vacation to Hawaii. What can we not deal with in Hawaii? Well living together with our grandchildren,son and daughter in law plus my lovely bride in a moderate sized villa one get’s a real good look at my warts and all. In spite of my warts and moods my family loved me through it all.
It’s so easy for one to remark at things we see or feel but how would that really change anything. Remember the passage in our video on Matthew 7:6
“Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces.
This is such wisdom from the mouth of the Master. You see so much to comment on with those you are in relationship with at play,work, school and even church but those you may wish to speak to do not want it and are not ready to hear so it gets trampled and you get bit. This has helped me zip it time and again. But wait Jesus knows the thoughts in our mind and heart. Even though our thoughts and feelings go unspoken it needs to be dealt with in my heart. Again Jesus never fails us as he says:
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.
Pray for those you are judging in your heart and your thoughts and attitude will change to one of LOVE and UNDERSTANDING for their plight right now. Your actions from your heart will then be one of cooperation with your prayer for them.
These verses are truly AWESOME when applied in the thick of battle like we experience every day when we are prone to judge. The key is to believe them and use then. Appropriate these truths to transform your mind and heart to a Christlike character.
Let’s make this simple and useable. When you are apt to judge remember the target of your judgement does not want to hear it so they won’t use it and in the end you get it back in your face. So the alternative to this dysfunctional interaction is a functional and effective communication- PRAYER!
How wonderful it is when we know and understand the power of living in the KINGDOM NOW!!
Utilizing Matthew 7:6-8 as much more than good reading material but power for life in the KINGDOM NOW makes one’s life GOD HONORING.
Can you see the VISION for this good and beautiful life that God intends for us now. I remain so zealous for you all to catch it and live it. I remain so zealous for you PASTOR to teach it weekly to your sheep. This is the ONLY way forward and I can say that with total authority because this is the teaching of the MASTER and He has told us in Matthew 28 that He has been given all authority in heaven and on earth and therefore we in His name are to GO and make APPRENTICES teaching them to obey everything He has commanded.
So now that you have the VISION for what life can be like free of judging enter into the MEANS to do so, to be SILENT and to PRAY for whatever you feel needs to be changed in another.
On by the way that LOG in your own eye resolves itself as well when you follow the MASTER’S wisdom and live in the KINGDOM NOW!
Until next time my friend LOVE, PRAY and ABIDE!