I must admit this view of our earth is pretty......all blue and white and green. GOD knew what HE was doing when HE created us. But in the news of the world as of late, we as human beings are not that pretty. Oh the way of our world right now is scary and our human actions are getting us to a tipping point. And is it a point of no return?
Yes, satan would like us to think that way and it is definitely his world right now. And satan would love nothing better than for all of us to give up. We seem to be out of control with each other. And our words to one another are pure ugly. What has happened to self control and even control on the internet? I recently heard of a report where a Dad shamed his daughter by cutting off all her beautiful hair and then posting it online for all to see! He thought he was parenting her by shaming her in this way and all he managed to do was to push her to suicide a couple of days later. What in the world was he thinking?
The news seems to shock every single day by these outrageous kinds of stories. There seems to be only selfishness and no one has compassion for anyone anymore. It is enough to make you want to throw in the towel and crawl under a rock. Discouraging us is satan's motto.
As a Christian you're life can and is a permanent sermon to all around you.....JESUS asks us to be like HIM: humble, forgiving, loving and merciful. But not just some of the time....all the time! I know that is very hard to do and believe me I fail at this daily.....but the more I bask in HIS light and love, the more I dislike myself when I do act like the rest of the world. The HOLY SPIRIT has a way of convicting you.....sometimes immediately! Opps I didn't really say that did I??
We are so blessed in this country and we are so ungrateful! How that must grieve the HOLY SPIRIT too. We must challenge ourselves then, to live in a different way.....to live as an example of JESUS and HIS love. How can we touch those around us? Let us start by noticing each and every person who comes across our paths, and especially those no one notices. Let's look each other in the eye to "see" the inner soul and take a break from looking down at our phones! I don't want to be the person who didn't get into Heaven because I never bothered to look up! LOL!
We are HIS light in this dark world. We have the power to change those around us just by a smile, a nod of recognition and a kind word. Remember the world is not about us, it's about GOD and HIS plan for it all. Choose to be different......choose to love differently. We must understand that when we are stamped by GOD'S nature, HIS blessing will come through us to others in a way we never could have done ourselves. We are set apart from the world as the body of CHRIST that has many parts. HIS power in the HOLY SPIRIT is available to us so that we can work for the LORD and let all the ugliness of the world roll off our backs. Let's trust HIM in every step we take because the good and final word is that in the end, when our Savior returns, we......win!
EPHESIANS 2: 1-5 "As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath. But because of HIS great love for us, GOD who is rich in mercy, made us alive with CHRIST even when we were dead in transgressions - it is by grace you have been saved."