Keeping Your Eyes On Your Purpose
“As God’s chosen ones, Holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, meekness, and patience.” - Colossians 3:12
A call to demonstrating love is a manifestation of finding our own salvation. It is imperative in our walk with God, that we allow the Divine Light to radiate out from our bodies. So that other’s may feel drawn to it. The Greek word witness in the Sacred Texts is Martus. It is a mindful living example of walking the walk. It does not mean to preach at people. That from the Greek is dialegomai. Which is also a place where we get the term dialogue from.
Our dialogue for today is to recognize that our lives must be that of martus. To live our lives as an example to others. So that they in turn will think to themselves. “There is something different about that one. I wonder what it could be?” I have had this happen to me more times than I can count. People notice when you are living your truth and walking the walk.
Prayer Releases Us From Judgement
When we keep other’s in our prayers. We haven’t the time to judge them. For our hearts are filled with the compassion and love of God. The woman or man of God who prays without ceasing for the brethren and beyond. Begins to see a bigger picture than the one the puffed up ego thinks it sees. When involved in a constant prayer life. We begin to do less pointing our fingers at others. Which incidentally when you point your finger at someone. There are three more fingers pointing back at you!
Often when someone sits in judgement of another person, regardless of the other persons faith or knowledge in God. It is because the individual feels that the other person should act or be a little more like they are. Believing that their way is the right way. According to the Gospel of John 14:2 “In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places.” All would do well to discover this mystery.
Key To Church Growth
The church would grow so much more if individuals who have sat in the same Church Pew for many years would restrain themselves from judging other’s. In the book of Matthew 7:1-2 “Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. For with the judgement you make you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get.” In my opinion: It is the prime reason for hindering the growth of the Church.
I have referenced this before. But judging other’s in the Church is a very old energy. It is time to embrace different ways and embrace others with compassion, Kindness, meekness, and patience. We would do well to accept each other’s cultural differences and celebrate that diversity. The Reverend Kibbey refers to these old attitudes as log jams that hinder the Spirit’s mighty work in the Congregation!
In ancient times in Israel. There was a Temple in Jerusalem. A magnificent structure dedicated as the house of God. Israel a metaphor for the physical body, and Jerusalem where the Temple was is the Heart. Which is the house of God. Deep inside the temple of God was the Holy of Holies. There was a seat where the high priest would sit once a year to intercede for the sin of the people. That seat sat between two statues, angelic beings. They were towering figures. Very large and giant in stature. The angels eyes were never fixed on each other. They both had their eyes fixed on the seat. It was their purpose to always have their eye on what God was doing. But the beauty of this picture is that the Angels wings extended way over their heads. To the point that their tips just barely touched each others wings.
O! How magnificent God’s kingdom on earth would be! If we could just not look into each other’s eyes with judgement. But to keep our focus on God’s purpose for each one of us. The whole time our wings barely touching the tip of one another’s wings!
Love One Another
May we be filled with the knowledge of God’s will in our spiritual wisdom and understanding. So that we indeed can live our lives worthy of this Divine Grace. A witness to the world. While fully pleasing God. Bearing good fruit and everything we do produces fruit and prosperity for ourselves, the Church, and beyond that to our fellow man all around the World.
Grace and peace be with you beloved.
Please be gentle with yourselves and with everyone you encounter.
Document Created On May 31, 2020 By AJ White-Wolf
Documented Updated And Revised June 2, 2020 By AJ White-Wolf