Speaking the Truth in Love, seeking God

If you are having the ability to speak the truth to the ones you love then why are you not speaking the truth in love?

For many of us are walking around trying to find the answer to questions that are easily answered. When God gives us the ability to speak to the ones we love in humility and peace it counteracts any turbulence that can occur. But if we come into a relationship and conversation that is based mostly in selfishness, then our love is not spoken in God’s love. We do need to pray and ask God for many things. but we don’t ask Him for the one thing that can drive our relationships closer to others, that is asking for the ability to love and to speak the truth in love, kindness and directing to Him for answers.

Many times in life we are just boasting about what we told someone, not directing them towards what God wants us to, to Him for the answers. We ourselves abandon this when we take things upon ourselves and not seek His guidance. But each day that we live, we have one more day of an opportunity to grow closer to God and teach others as well to grow closer to Hi. That is our duty to God, speaking the truth in love and moving those people towards Him for the answers, because only He can move mountains. So I leave this Psalm with you today, because we must all look to God for truth…. Shalom

Psalm 53
1 Only fools say in their hearts,

“There is no God.”
They are corrupt, and their actions are evil;
not one of them does good!
2 God looks down from heaven
on the entire human race;
he looks to see if anyone is truly wise,
if anyone seeks God.

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Love That Betrayer

Loving Betrayers

Everyone can relate to this, we have all been betrayed by someone or many people in our lifetime. We probably have betrayed someone consciously or unconsciously at some point.

But the biggest betrayer is own hearts when we betray Jesus -not talking about him to others, not sticking up for Him as King if we look  at the table of the last supper, He was as innocent as a dove and yet betrayed for 30 pieces of silver. What good is all that you have if you don’t have His love? You are betraying Him and yourself out of a relationship with the mighty King.

Now betrayal comes in many forms, it can come with a whisper of gossip, it can come as a way of not telling someone something they should know, but the biggest betrayal is the lies that we tell ourselves when we think it is all about what we have done and taking credit for someone else’s ideas or work. Now this could look like the best friend you have the one you have looked up to and became crushed over when they betrayed you for possibly someone or something else. The person you have spent many hours over worrying, then turns their back suddenly on you with no explanation. That’s hard to understand for anyone.

But if you have the heart of Christ, you can forgive them and love that betrayer. What does Jesus do when Judas betrays him? He forgives him, but we know Judas fate for his action in this.

John 13:18 (New Testament) Jesus Predicts His Betrayal “I am not saying these things to all of you; I know the ones I have chosen. But this fulfills the Scripture that says, ‘The one who eats my food has turned against me.’

Love the Betrayer, forgive them and yourself-move on from it- Love Jesus and stay true to Him!

Choices We Make

The other day I was in an elevator and there were some people who were working a vendor show in a very big venue. I made a joke about something and right afterwards I heard murmuring behind me. Now I could have been wrong, but I thought I heard a negative comment, so with that (and my sensitivity) when the elevator door opened and we proceeded to walk out, I turned to them in a joking way (but serious in my mind) and said you all have to stay here, they laughed and say oh no!

Now there are some choices we make, let me start with my behavior, I may have over thought what I heard, but you pretty much know when someone is making fun of you… and also I could have just thought that’s their worldly view. Jesus would have laughed along with me!

The other view is the point I really need to make. When we make decisions about how we treat others, if in any negative way, we could be left behind in our growth. I first thought before I started to write this, maybe this is what Jesus meant when He spoke about the eye of the needle and the camel it won’t be easy to get in to the Kingdom.

Our growth as a Christian is ongoing, we don’t learn it in a year, 2 years or 20, it’s a lifetime of learning and growing. Jesus teaches us through the Holy Spirit how to love others and how we react to others in our daily walk.

Now I learned from this, again, don’t react, stay quiet –

1 Corinthians 5:13 – when we are slandered we answer kindly. Up to this moment we have become the scum of the earth the refuse of the world.

Another day, another lesson!

Shalom