Wednesday, February 1, 2017

what we share with the world



We have come to the 2nd month of 2017 and lots of things have happened around us.  On social media we read friends and acquaintances talk from every point of view we can imagine.  There is hatred, anger, disgust and so much more.  It leaves me confused and even hurt at times.

Yet there are many voices that remind me of what really matters.  First, let me say that I have political views, and I am conservative.  Second and most important, what really matters is people.  We can easily loose sight of this by going off in one direction or another.

Hurting others, calling names, demeaning a person because we disagree with them in any fashion causes more pain than we may know.  Furthermore, it might even cause our faith and testimony to be hidden from the vary people we would like to share Christ with.

As the quote I began with says, Jesus has come to make a difference.  Will we make sure that Christ is seen and heard before our own views are heard?  Ask the question what really matters?

People matter.  Their eternity really matters.

Deuteronomy 33:3  NLT
Indeed, he loves his people; all his holy ones are in his hands. They follow in his steps and accept his teaching.

Colossians 3:12  NLT
Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.

Matthew 5:16 NLT
In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.

Think before you speak.  Think before you share.  Make sure that God is honored and those you encounter understand how valuable they are to God.

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