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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Where is this faith we speak of...

This week I have been consumed by thoughts of Christians who preach it on Sunday (or while at church) and then go out in the community and turn their back on the words they professed.

How is it we can go to the building, we as believers in Jesus Christ worship our living God in communion and say and sing we will live out our faith beyond the church doors and when it comes down to it and the moment presents itself... we grow weak and turn our back on what we always confess to be the way to live for Jesus?

I mean... the Lord gives us these opportunities to prove our devotion to him. To prove to the world, the world that we are in constant battle with, that we are different. But when we fail and turn the "least of these" away because it is not appealing to our eyes or what we think is not right... how does this make true followers of Christ look?

What if that person we shoo away was an angel in disguise and was to return to our Father and give a report on our actions? The possibilities are endless.

This is not to point fingers at one person, but it is to open our eyes to the things we do not see. We as believers in the one and only Savior, Jesus Christ need to be ready at any moment for that opportunity to show some love to the "least of these"... our fellow neighbors.

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
“Well said, teacher,” the man replied. “You are right in saying that God is one and there is no other but him. To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.”" Mark 12:30-33

Nothing is more important than laying ourselves down and letting go of our ego and pride to simply be Jesus with skin on. There is no excuse or worry bigger than what the Lord has put in our path. Next time you have an opportunity... think... Maybe this is an angel in disguise.

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