Updated: Jan 31
I loved our Sunday sermon today by Pastor Joy. It was spot on for what I needed to hear considering the regretful thing I said before church today. There’s a particular someone who I never care to see again in my life, however, I still pray for a lot because I know I need to still love this person as a child of God, but I do know for what’s best for my sanity and family is to keep my distance.
However, I let the ugly actually wish I wouldn’t see her there. While I caught myself also hoping I would just so she would hear the message and maybe today might be the day for breakthrough. Then I realized…
Maybe it is me who really needed to be there because LOOK at how I am thinking and behaving. In my mind or outwardly, it’s not ok.
And one thing I have been struggling with – especially involving this particular person – is gossip.
Gossip is such an ugly thing. It does no good for anyone in the end unless its the spreading of good news. Why is it so easy to gossip about each other than it is to just speak kind words about one another?
Between gossip and materialistic things: the world can be ugly just from those who things. When God isn’t our focus. I never not want God to be my focus, and I never not once want someone to turn away from God because of my sinful actions as a “Christian”. As Pastor Joy stated, everyone is watching, are we behaving as the church? Are we setting a good example what church is really like? Do we love unconditionally? Forgive unconditionally? Are we keep our thoughts pure as well as our tongue to and about others?
Life is already so hard without us adding to the mix…
I’m starting to ramble because I am so tired, and relaxed as I write this. I should have wrote this first thing after church. I was feeling so strong and moved.
Since I am failing at expressing guy thoughts tonight – I will leave you with the link to todays sermon. And I have to say, you are only hurting yourself if you don’t listen. The girl singing has a beautiful voice so listen to her as you get comfy and then tune into Pastor Joy’s sermon that was spot on today.
And I hope you can do like I did, and see where your faults are lying too. That way we can all pray for each other and better ourselves for tomorrow and our next generations to come.
“The words of a whisperer are like delicious morsels; they go down into the inner parts of the body.” Proverbs 18:8 ESV
“”Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” Matthew 5:8 ESV https://www.bible.com/59/mat.5.8.esv