SO YOU THINK THEY GOT WHAT THEY DESERVED…REALLY? (In Case You Missed It)

20161001_131101.jpgWe must be careful that we don’t wish evil on our enemies or adversaries. Remember that it’s bigger than our disagreement them, or even the fact that they may hate us for no reason. They are God’s creation too. He wants them delivered too. When something bad happens to them, sometimes we find ourselves saying, “Good, that’s what they get!” When we judge in our hearts that they are getting what they deserve, we are setting ourselves up for the same judgment.

Remember Matthew 7:1,2…
“Judge not, that you be not judged. 2 For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.” If you continue reading, Jesus uses strong words here calling us hypocrites when we do this.

Stop and think about the things you have done to hurt someone else. Think about who you may have mistreated.

Think about the fact you’ve given some of your ‘haters’ a good reason to feel ‘some kinda way’ about you. Most of all, think of how you’ve hurt God.

Psalm 103:10 is a good reminder that God doesn’t deal with us as we deserve….
“He has not dealt with us according to our sins,
Nor punished us according to our iniquities.”
We should extend to one another the same grace and mercy that’s given to us. Rather than celebrate your enemy’s misfortune, we should pray that it brings them closer to Our heavenly Father…because ultimately, that’s what God wants.

2 Peter 3:9

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you,[a] not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

BE BLESSTIFIED!!!

YOU’RE NOT LETTING GOD DOWN BY ADMITTING THAT YOU’RE TIRED…

Mannnnnn…I get tired sometimes. Do you?

I love the contributions of James Cleveland to Gospel music and worship. He was an anointed singer and psalmist. But, I have to admit that as much as, “I Don’t Feel No Ways Tired” is a part of my heritage growing up in church…I have trouble singing it.

Why?

Because I get tired sometimes. When I stop and think about it, I get tired quite often.

And, yes I know that God assures us that He will renew our strength…

Isaiah 40:31 (NKJV)

31 But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.


However, you have to get tired in order for your strength to be renewed.


So, I just want to encourage someone whose tired RIGHT NOW.

If you aren’t tired, I want to plant a seed of encouragement for when you get tired. Don’t let ‘superspiritual’ Christians make you feel like you’re letting God down when you get tired.


Remember, just because you’re tired doesn’t mean that…


You don’t trust God…because you do.

You aren’t thankful…because you are.

You aren’t hopeful…because you are.

You aren’t encouraged…because you are.

You aren’t content…because you are.

You don’t have joy…because you do.

It doesn’t mean that you don’t know God is working everything out together for your good (Romans 8:28)…because you do.

It doesn’t mean you don’t love God.

It just means you get tired sometimes…just like Jesus did.

John 4:6 (NKJV)

Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied from His journey, sat thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour.

Sometimes you even get helping others, enduring others, even those closest to you…

Mark 9:19 (NKJV)

19 He answered him and said, “O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him to Me.”

 

Sometimes you get tired doing good…

Galatians 6:9 (NKJV)

And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.

Let me make this clear…

Just because you get TIRED doing good, doesn’t mean you get TIRED OF doing good.

Mannnnnnnn! I get tired sometimes…do you?

BE BLESSTIFIED!

 

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