No Time To Love

self improvement

“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.” ~Luke 6:37
Sometimes we get so high up *in our SMALL minds* that we began to take pleasure in looking down on everyone else. It seems that we forget that we are only sitting so high up because Jesus loved us so much when we were down so low and He died to pay the price for our deplorable deeds. If we would only come down and see ourselves for an honest moment and the wretchedness that He has delivered us from, BUT how can we see this when we are busy looking down on others lost in the arrogance of our self-righteousness?

I fear that often we feel that we are so well saved, that we forget that it was not we who saved ourselves. We become smug looking down upon anyone who would stumble, with great disdain and derision. We become so *omni-something or other* we really begin to see ourselves as faultless and without spot or wrinkle. We become white-washed tombs as we walk on the path of the Pharisee. We have been given no power to save or condemn any person; we have only the power to Love and that we can only do perfectly by His Omnipotence through the Holy Spirit.
Mother Teresa said it best, “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”

GLORY to GLORY

This is what many of us see and know a church meeting to be. We may even recognize ourselves as one of the sign holders. There can be no growth or real substantial blessing of maturity in Christ when we have a self serving view of service, learning and teaching. These attitudes are all SELF-CENTERED! In order for God to bring us from GLORY to GLORY, when we say that He promised to give us the desires of our hearts… we must realize that if we are truly delighting ourselves in Him that His hearts desire will be the ONLY desire of our hearts.

Leave a Message at the Tone and God will Call You Back.

Last night was another one of those nights. I tossed and turned but the Lord would not let me sleep. I had to be awake to hear the Words of His heart.

The “church”  (religious organizations) is too busy for the body of Christ. We are chosen to minister to the body and tell a lost and dying world about the Love of Christ and His sacrifice of great obedience to the Father that we may live eternally with Him.

We have so many events to schedule and prepare, conferences, retreats and busy business stuff that we rarely get around to what we are called to do. We are called to be the embodiment and reflection of Christ in this world, just as He was that of the Father when He walked the earth.

Last night I pondered every thought and Word that the Lord brought to my heart. I heard Him very clearly: What if you had to make an appointment to have a talk with me? What if you had to leave messages on my voicemail or shoot me an email? What if I told you I was busy right now or I had a day filled with business meetings?

Then afterward I thought; what if Jesus had a business office when He lived among us? What if Paul was gone off to the Apostles conferences and could not be reached?

Has God spoke to you lately? Have you been sidetracked from your calling?