Thursday, March 29, 2007

It could be so simple.....but.....

I learned of some news yesterday where some Christians were not being very...well....
"Christlike". All of them from the same denomination just walking different ways in God's green pasture in different congregations. Some wanting to play the "I'm right" game. But why I ask? Who's the only one who is right? Our Father perhaps????

I don't really understand all the disention between congregations especially here in my home town. It seriouly breaks my heart and I imagine what it is doing to God. Sure....He's a pretty big God, and I'm quite sure he can handle all this, but why should he have to?
In the Bible it says that the world will know that we are Christians by love. they? Does the world know that?
It's pretty amazing that God gave us an entire list of instructions to live by and the people who are representing Him...our Father...Our Christ the King, our risen Lord, the healer of all things, can't seem to come to a consensus and live together in harmony.
"Greet one another." Romans 16:16
"Be patient, bearing with one another in love." Ephesians 4:2
"Be kind and compassionate to one another." Ephesians 4:32
"Accept one another." Romans 15:7
"Serve one another in love." Galatians 5:13
"Encourage one another." 1 Thessalonians 4:18
"Build each other up." 1 Thessalonians 5:11
"Don't slander one another." James 4:11
"Don't grumble against each other." James 5:9
"Forgive each other." Ephesians 4:32
"Confess your sins to each other." James 5:16
"Stop passing judgment on one another." Romans 14:13
"Be at peace with each other." Mark 9:50
"Be devoted to one another." Romans 12:10
"Carry each other's burdens." Galatians 6:2
"Teach and admonish one another with all wisdom." Colossians 3:16
"Pray for each other." James 5:16
"Spur one another on toward love and good deeds." Hebrews 10:24
"Love one another." John 13:34

Can you look at this list of instructions and see any that you need to work on today? I can find at least 3 and there are proably more that I don't realize.

Oh Father~
Please help me to understand all these instructions you have set before me. Father help me to communicate to my fellow brothers and sisters how you have guided us to live in harmony with one another. Father, you make it look so simple, and it is. Help us to not complicate things. Help us to not rearrange your words. Help us to keep Satan away from attacking our thoughts and creating our own agendas. There is only one agenda that matters in this world and it is yours. Help us to not not fall away from the plan you have made so clear. Amen


Anonymous said...


This is a battle that Satan is waging....and he his is giving where it hurts...amongst Christians....if we can't love one another, how do we expect the outside world to view us. As this is not a new issue, it is an OLD issue that can only be handled by prayer as we all well know....but you know like I said before...Satan likes when we get upset about these things....we are feeding into his we pray and go on! Sometimes I think we all skip over those parts in the bible that affect us the most....or the ones we don't want to live by....I say US because we are no better.....but why is LOVING one another so HARD...???? Thank you for the EVER faithful and true reminders through those scriptures....and thank you for getting off the phone with me so i can write this LONG comment:) LY-Carrie

Jeanne said...

Great thoughts Brenda! I quit playing that game a long time ago. Now instead of always trying to be "right" I'm focusing on being righteous. That's what God calls us to - righteousness. His grace and mercy covers whether our opinions on things are "right" or not.