As I have been reading and praying this morning, a thought popped up. Yesterday, two women came to my door asking questions about my beliefs and wanting to discuss their religion with me. We talked about ten minutes and then I excused myself because one was becoming somewhat aggressive.
While I was thinking about this, my first thought was “Thank Goodness, our religion does not go door to door!” Immediately, I remembered reading about the Pharisee praying that he was grateful he wasn’t as other men! That was a “wake-up” call to me. Those women were doing their highest good and just because I may not agree, it is not my duty to judge them.
1 John 11 states, “Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” Loving one another is my duty, not judging!
Someone posted on Facebook this morning…”I don’t care what your race is, what your sexual preference is, what political party you belong to , or what other differences we may have, if you are nice to me, I will be nice to you.” This is well and good but doesn’t someone have to be first? I think I will take that thought with me today and be first!
2 Corinthians 1:21-22, reads, “Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.”
Today, I will listen carefully to what I am mentally entertaining. Frequently, I will ask myself “Am I listening to God” or to world thought, which daily bombards us with fear, anxiety, worry and apathy? If I feel my thoughts darkening, I will correct them immediately and proclaim “God is watching over me”.
2 Corinthians 10:5 states, “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”