In the previous post, I talked about the definition of what a Christian is and how it has been misinterpreted and how it’s been confused and mixed with religious ways.
The thing is, as much as salvation is personal and the way you worship and fellowship with God maybe different – and that’s okay. We are still representatives of Christ. It is our core purpose to display the same love, compassion and grace that was freely given to us.
But, what do we do now? We add a price tag to something that was given to us for free. It took God’s one and only Son dying for us in order for you to experience daily Grace but, you want to add conditions onto yours.
Like, why? Do you think you’re some God?
Booboo, just because God says that we are a royal priesthood and a particular nation does not mean you are a God. Let that sink in.
Why do we try and collect the glory that ONLY GOD deserves?
Why do we enjoy segregating and making other’s lives difficult just to feel better than them?
What upsets me are those who scream and shout about the name of Jesus but yet, push away their neighbour, are stingy with the love that CHRIST freely gave to them, are the SAME ONES that makes the non-belivers question the validity of the bible.
When the only bible they see is you.
We really need to wake up. This Christian journey was never meant to be a me , myself and I journey.
The same way Christ had mission and helped those along his path is the same way we must do the same to those around us.
We need to ask God:
Father, how may I serve you today? Direct me to the people you want me to help today. Help me to display your love and compassion upon those I meet so that men can draw closer to you.
This is also emphasised in
Matthew 25:35-40 New International Version (NIV)
35 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, 36 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.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.
This journey isn’t a solo one. This is why it’s important for us to hold and encourage each other’s cross. We get weary and sometimes we loose focus because of life.
Hold my cross. Be the Christian representation I need. Help me to explore this journey beyond the surface. Don’t condemn me. Don’t look at me like I’m sin personified but, pray for me and help me to see strength when I am weary.
This is just an example of what we should be doing to everyone.