Tomorrow is an Opportunity

Opportunity

My fellow Christians: The words of Paul in Galatians 6:1-2 tell us, “1 Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. 2 Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”

With that in mind, regardless of who wins the Alabama senate race tomorrow, we need to remember that we are NOT called to tear one another apart. We are not given the responsibility of being one another’s punisher when we disagree with them. Actually, we are commissioned to lift one another up (see Galatians 6:2) and to support each other as we travel through life together. The hard truth here is: No one is perfect, no one has it all together, not everyone can agree on everything, and our judgments and criticisms of one another helps advance nothing.

So, when you disagree and feel like lashing out tomorrow, let’s try these three simple things first:

1. Demonstrate grace.
2. Love others freely.
3. Show Jesus.

God bless you.   #discipleshipchallenge

 

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Not Ordinary

When we describe our kitchen to other people we always talk about new appliances, or new counters, or even our new silverware. But, we never describe the wall color to someone. The reason is simple: it is ordinary. Everyone has it, it’s not worth mentioning, and so we don’t even consider it. Sometimes, very sadly, we treat Jesus the same way. He has become a routine to us, a regular occurrence, and sometimes … even plain. We need to very careful to ensure He isn’t treated this way. He is the Christ. He is anything by ordinary. He has conquered death and freed us from sin. Celebrate and shout His praise friends … He is EVERYTHING!


Acts 2:24, “But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him.”