" To Bear And Forbear One Another "

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Posted on Friday, May 25, 2007 | By Kaye | In


I guess it's easy for all of us to make ' assumptions ' about one another especially when the other person we take notice of has plenty of weaknesses or is in a particular situation, stage or circumstance in life.
And some people are just too quick to jump into conclusions and judge another... even if they don't really know what's going on in their life or what's in the person's heart, see.
And sad to say this kind of attitude is not exclusive to unbelievers, this is quite common in christians too and I think it's a shameful thing and ought to be rebuked.

Let us not give place to that kind of spirit, we should be reminded that not everyone is spiritually strong all the time and that we are trekking individual roads thus we all are at different stages with regards to spiritual growth in Christ Jesus. Only He knows the truth about each and everyone of us despite what other people think of you.

God is not a respecter of persons, He loved the sinner, He loves the lowly, the weak, He does not discriminate between those who are ' good ' christians or not so good ones, see? He is faithful and loving to all who needs Him and even to those who don't. That is why He gives strenght to the weak, to the weary...He encourages, ministers to us, reminds us all the time.

Why should we think differently, act differently when our God Almighty doesn't? Let us follow His example, let us bear and forbear one another, let us be aware that we are all vulnerable- what we judge others might happen to us too so let us not deem ourselves higher or more ' christianlike ' than the other, that kind of spirit is deceiving for none is higher than anyone. Only God Himself and yet He displayed how lowly and humble He can be.

It's pleasing to the Lord for us to have the spirit and attitude of forbearance and unconditional love towards those who are spiritually weak. And let me tell you- it will be an encouragement to them, a blessing, a manifestation of God's love to them through you. Amen. Let us be God's light for other christians to follow because the truth is- it's only God's grace, mercy and love that holds us to where we are now. Amen.

" He that is weak in faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations. "

" Let us not therefore judge one another anymore: but judge this rather that no man put a stumblingblock or on occassion to fall in his brothers way. "

ROMANS 14:1 & 13

" Heartsick "

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Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2007 | By Kaye | In


I haven't made any posts lately blog- reader, firstly because I only blog here when there's something in my heart that I know might help others but other than that reason I won't write anything. Second, ( gulp, this is hard...) I feel like a failure lately. But, here I am blogging again...I'm being brave you see.
You know what? it frustrates me sometimes when there are things that I know I should do yet I still can't? it just makes me feel really, really bad. I love Jesus so much but I still hold back some things, no biggie ones but still... and it makes my heart sick.

I know and I have a deep conviction of total surrender and probably there ARE things that will be hard to surrender- BUT I believe God will ripen our desire to give it all to Him. And I thank Him for that. I thank Him in advance because I know He will give me the strenght that I ask for to be able to overcome.
And guess what? the Lord knows that, He knows we cannot overcome that is why He gave His life at Calvary. His blood, pure, unadulterated is the only acceptable sacrifice. And He did it for you, for me but sometimes we forget just how big that is, it is priceless. He clothed Himself with our sin to take upon our chastisement. It is deeper and more precious than what we think of it now. And I appreciate that. so...I will give up the things I ought to. It's a small thing compared to what He has done and given.

I realized walking the 'walk' means trusting Him in everything WITH everything and it's a never-ending lesson. God with His infinite wisdom ministers to us every single day, we just need to listen hard and when we do, His voice will drown out the noise of the world- even our very own voice, our doubts and fears, our 'own' opinions until all we hear is Him. Isn't that wonderful? we are priveleged to hear that still, small voice. He gives us peace and rest, He calms the storm.
And isn't He good to remind us these things? ( even at this very moment I am being reminded ). Praise the Lord for His faithfulness- even to us, who are unfaithful and unworthy, for in Christ Jesus He reconciled ALL things.
Amen!
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