November 11, 2014

Whose way?

"Do not judge others, so that God will not judge you,  for God will judge you in the same way you judge others, and he will apply to you the same rules you apply to others. Why, then, do you look at the speck in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the log in your own eye? How dare you say to your brother, 'Please, let me take that speck out of your eye,' when you have a log in your own eye? You hypocrite! First take the log out of your own eye, and then you will be able to see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye." ~ Matthew 7:1-5 (TEV) 

God warns us
sends us warnings
through other people
through circumstances
through pain
showing itself physically, emotionally, spiritually

Are we paying attention
to those warnings?
designed specifically for us, each individually
do we only see how it applies to another?
do we only remind another of their shortcomings
and never see our own?

Are you so close to God
you need not take responsibility
for the warnings you receive?

Did God say
you have done well - Continue on the path you travel,
being disobedient to My instructions
and to those who offer a word of wisdom
in My name?

Why has love and kindness and gentleness
and instead
frustration and anger and anxiety
increased its hold on you?

The Bible is filled with warnings
that apply as much to us today
as they did in Biblical times

We profess to be Christians,
followers of Christ.
Yet do we ... are we following?
Are we living what we profess
do we still miss the mark
and follow the ways of the world?

Focus on Me
Rejoice in Me
Draw near to Me
Follow Me
Be with Me
Remember Me

Do we condemn another
because of our perceived thoughts,
which, if not fully centered on God,
are wrong?!

Where is God in us
How is God flowing through us
if it is not Him
with whom with live?

We cannot thrive and be
All God desires of us
if  the way we go
in all we do
and say
and feel
is not The Way of Christ.

(c) November 10, 2014 

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