As we journey or sojourn in the earth wearing the label “Christ follower” and declaring that we are filled with the Holy Spirit, what testimony are we leaving behind?
Do people fear God’s wrath because they understand the wages of sin? … OR because we have led them to believe our God slays because He is petty and jealous over useless issues?
I see in the world much condemnation and judgment; very little mercy, grace, or life giving/life saving actions among those who say they believe in Christ and are filled with His Spirit. Perhaps because we know NOT what Spirit we are of!
Are our actions the actions of life givers? or do our actions condemn and bring judgment and death?
Be careful brothers/sisters in Christ. His purpose … is our purpose too! Kill the self righteousness that so consumes us … and ask God to place in us a love for the world that gives mercy and pours out grace!
I am praying that Our Father will teach us to open our eyes to truth! As we learn to rest in His righteousness, may we also learn to bring to this world a message of life. Praying that he will help us to remember the Spirit that fills us AND help us to remember that we are merely ambassadors. Praying that He will help us to remember that rejection of us is nothing that we should feel personally – this is a rejection of our Savior … a rejection of God. Praying that He will help us to remember , so that we will be prompted to show a “Christ Life” that the lost will desire!