Do you ever wonder if, when Jesus goes to the Father for us, He’s like “Come on Dad. Are You serious?! This right here is so funny I can’t even say it without laughing! When is this one ever going to get it?! You’d think, at some point they’d at least accidentally get something right!” (Thank you Lajuana!)
I know that God knows everything about us, even before we are us. I know that nothing we do surprises Them. But sometimes I just picture the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit sitting around laughing at the crazy things They see us do! I’m I the only one who does that?!
I would think that if one was able to see the whole, big picture of one’s life, it would be a lot easier to laugh off some of the trials one may encounter. I can just see God chuckling saying , “Bless her heart, (which, as most of you know, is what we southerners say when we’re about to say something we should probably keep to ourselves about someone. e.g., “Bless her heart. She’s gained a lot of weight.”) when will she learn to trust that I’m in control! When will she learn to face a crisis knowing that I work all things to the good of those who love Me?” Thankfully, God is a way more patient parent than we are! If I were my parent, I would’ve lost it a long time ago!
I think, so many times, we expect more out of people than they’re able to give. Especially when it comes to our kids! I know there’s been many times I’ve expected Tucker to react to a situation in ways he’s not spiritually or, for the time being, mentally mature enough to do. And when we, the parents, the people who are supposed to be a living example of Christ, go off on them instead of teaching them how they’re supposed to handle the situation, we’re seriously blowing it! And the same goes for dealing with anyone who’s less spiritually mature, or a baby Christian. We should never excuse sin, but we should handle them gently. We should be patient with the spiritually immature, and especially patient with the unsaved, the way God is patient with us. Dealing with fellow, mature Christians, on the other hand, is a different story.
Y’all, we’re to hold each other accountable! We’re not supposed to be passive when we see fellow believers sinning. We worry way too much about offending someone, and nowhere near enough about a person’s heart, or spiritual well being.
Recently, I’ve witnessed mature Christians blatantly, and purposefully use God, and the things of God to manipulate unsaved and spiritually immature people. When we (Christians) use the truths of God to manipulate a person who doesn’t know any better, I just have to tell you, you don’t get much lower than that! And the truth of the matter is, if we witness something like that going on and we do nothing…we’re then just as guilty as the person who’s actually doing it. That’s my opinion anyway. I believe it’s our job, as followers of Christ, to defend the weak! Yes, they’ll answer to God for their sins, but God also gives us sense enough, and discernment to speak up when needed!
Y’all might be hearing this a lot from me, but (and I’m preaching to myself) I’m sick of wimpy Christians! Sick! I’m ready to fight the good fight and win! How about you? Let’s get a revival going and renew our strength! Let’s ban together and see souls won! Let’s defend the weak and help make them strong in Christ! Who’s with me?!
Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy. Proverbs 31:8-9
I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive. Romans 16:17-18