Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Get out of the Judgment Seat

This is straight from Max Lucado - I claim nothing :)

     We condemn a man for stumbling this morning, but we didn't see the blows he took yesterday.  We judge a woman for the limp in her walk, but cannot see the tack in her shoe. We mock the fear in their eyes, but have no idea how many stones they have ducked or darts they have dodged.
     Are they too loud?  Perhaps they fear being neglected again.  Are they too timid?  Perhaps they fear failing again.  Too slow?  Perhaps they fell the last time they hurried.  You don't know.  Only one who has followed yesterday's steps can be their judge.
     Not only are we ignorant about yesterday, we are ignorant about tomorrow.  Dare we judge a book while chapters are yet unwritten?  Should we pass a verdict on a painting while the artist still holds the brush?  How can you dismiss a soul until God's work is complete?  "God began doing a good work in you, and I am sure he will continue until it is finished when Jesus Christ comes again" (Phil 1:6)

Just thought it was that good to share:)

Sunday, May 6, 2012

One week

Our preacher started his sermon today by asking "If you knew you had exactly one week to live, what would you do? Would your act different, would your conversations be different?"  A lot to think about!  Just want to know yours