Monday, 12 December 2011

Today Reminder - 12 December 2011

My prayer for you for today is that you will love those around you with a pure heart free from judgement. In Jesus Name.

Romans 2:3-4 and 11
Since you judge others for doing these things, why do you think you can avoid God's judgment when you do the same things? Don't you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant, and patient God is with you? Does this mean nothing to you? Can't you see that his kindness is intended to turn you from your sin?
For God does not show favoritism.

You must love you neighbour as you love yourself. I find myself reflecting on the past week when I read this part in Romans. It is almost funny how easy it is for us to judge and condemn. We have this invisible top ten list which we update on a daily basis, and if you don’t find yourself on that list then you are on our bad list and you don’t want to be there no sir. How easy it is for us to find fault in others, in their driving skills, their eating habits, their choice of clothes, their parking abilities, their hair, their choice of friends and I can go on and on.  And funny enough this disapproval of their ways can sometimes be much higher depending of what happened on our way to work of wherever we travel. If you are angered on the way to work then it is so much easier to be angry at others and to judge them incorrectly. It lets me think of the time the people caught the woman in adultery and they were on their way to stone her in John 8. Jesus looked at them and said that it is fine, but the one without sin can throw the first stone. Imagine this in your everyday life before you gossip or judge, hear Jesus’s words: “If you are without sin, then go ahead.” God looks at our lives every day and He remains kind, tolerant and patient. Does this not mean that we must also be kind, tolerant and patient with others? God shows no favouritism and loves each one of us equally. Let’s go out today and truly love our neighbours with kindness, tolerance and patience. God will not be visible in your anger and your gossip, He will only be seen in your love for other.

Cloudy days and rain over South Africa, I love it.

Have a great day friend of Jesus, you remain in my prayers.