08 June 2011

The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life (Proverbs 10:11)

This has been bugging me for some time, and I had to think about how to post this. I do not want to put anybody against the wall, I am just trying to stir some thoughts and a change in ALL our behavior.

Acts 4:32 says that "all believers were one in heart and mind" which means that we are suppose to share everything. And wouldn't it be nice if that is the case in all life's circumstances.
But no, we are all in different seasons in our life, at different points in the relationship with God. As human beings, we are all different from each other, and that is good. We react to trials in different ways, we fight different fights, and we share success in very different ways with each other.

We should honor where each and everyone is in it's own life, NOT where we are not!

I hate to see when someone is being discouraged because that person is not where the friend wants it to be. Don't we all feel so good when we are encouraged by someone? Why then, I ask you, are we talking behind backs? Because when those discouraging words reach the person - it can destroy everything. Yes, it sounds dramatic, but it could be. In most cases, it is just simply obstructing that person from its growth.

Accomplish God's purpose!
Yes, but everybody has a different purpose. So we should speak inspiring words, words that pour out Jesus' love and the love we (should) have for one another. Don't give up on someone, that person might be in the middle of a huge change, and when we crush that, that person might never get up again.

Pastor said, a few weeks ago, that 'people need to decrease so that God can increase in our life' - isn't that beautiful? Give hope! Not despair. Give life! Give a promise! Give love!

I am not writing this because I am a saint - I am doing things wrong and have to constantly remind myself of doing good instead of hurt, to forgive and to spread love. Do right, don't try to be right. Honor each other. It is not easy. But it becomes clear when one was the recipient of such distrust.

It is a miracle that I am where I am today! Born into an Atheist family in an Atheist country, then set free and was born again. I did not grow up with God's word and love around me. Sorry. But does that make me a less good person? I believe strongly what our old pastor once said: that God is happier about a person that came from way down to Him, then a person who was there all their life trying to be good. Because when you see some of the "evil" of this world, it seems, one can be so much more passionate about God. Because I know I don't want to ever go back.

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen (Ephesians 4:29).

“These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)

Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 1:6)