Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A Long Way to Go(d)

I have been so challenged lately - convicted, actually - that my actions don't match my words or what I say I believe. I could do so much better at loving my neighbour, extending grace and a whole lot of other things. I find myself looking like a Pharisee or a hypocrite rather than loving people the way Jesus did. And the thing is, I really want to be like Jesus.

"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me... Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for Me." - Matthew 25:35-36, 40

I have such a long way to go.


Elisabeth said...

We all do. Human nature really sucks sometimes, doesn't it? I know you're just human like me, but your heart is really wanting the right thing on level that is so incredibly rare-even (and arguably ESPECIALLY) with believers. To experience you is to experience the Holy Spirit. Whether you think so or not. It's true. I am in a very similar place as you right now. Let's journey this thing out together, my Darling, Beautiful, Funny, Inspiring, Fresh, Deep, Real Annie-friend! Gimmie some fin!

wakeupcowboys said...

It's easier for me to reach out to others than to my husband. That's where I have the longest way to go...God help me focus on my amazing partner and extend God's grace out from there.