Just go ahead and be first and lead by example

Matthew 24:10-12 (AMPC) 10 And then many will be offended and repelled and will [a]begin to distrust and desert [Him Whom they ought to trust and obey] and will stumble and fall away and betray one another and pursue one another with hatred. 11 And many false prophets will rise up and deceive and lead many into error. 12 And the love of [b]the great body of people will grow cold because of the multiplied lawlessness and iniquity, 

Unity may mean we need to show a little bit more diversity in our daily walk. Diversity in every aspect from people’s religious preferences to their personal decisions they make in life. We can love more than we do today. We can learn to be sincere without offense.

It is so easy to get easily offended. We all get offended every single day. Whether someone says something that hurts or feelings, or when someone budges in front of us in line. We get offended so easily by the actions and words of others. What is up with that? We need to seek unity in life.

Psalm 119:165 (AMPC) 165 Great peace have they who love Your law; nothing shall offend them or make them stumble.

We can pray every day that we will not easily come into offense. Wouldn’t it be nice to go to sleep not being angry at anyone? We always wait for the other person to make things right. Just go ahead and be first and lead by example. Each day, we can wake up and be determined not to be offended. We especially need to have that mindset ahead of time if we are going to be around unpleasant situations or people.

Not only should we pray to not get offended we can pray that we do not offend others.

Philippians 1:9-10 (AMPC) And this I pray: that your love may abound yet more and more and extend to its fullest development in knowledge and all keen insight [that your love may [a]display itself in greater depth of acquaintance and more comprehensive discernment], 10 So that you may surely learn to sense what is vital, and approve and prize what is excellent and of real value [recognizing the highest and the best, and distinguishing the moral differences], and that you may be untainted and pure and unerring and blameless [so that with hearts sincere and certain and unsullied, you may approach] the day of Christ [not stumbling nor causing others to stumble].

If you would like to accept Jesus as your savior, and you are not quite sure how, it is as simple as saying a prayer to God letting Him know you are ready to accept Him into your life. Say this prayer if you would like to invite Jesus to live in your heart:

Father God, I love you and believe in you. I need you Lord and I am sorry for my sins and the way that I live. Lord, I want you in my life. I receive Jesus as my savior and Lord. I believe that Jesus died for me and rose from the dead. Lord take me as I am and make me the way you want me to be. God, thank you for saving me and being with me on my journey. I am looking forward to my journey with you Lord. I know you will equip me for my journey and I am glad I have you by my side as I walk this walk of Life. Thank you Lord, I love you. Amen

 

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About lisajohnson401

My true belief is that the best way to preach is by our actions and not our words. However, we need some daily inspiration to keep us on our path. We as Christians have a responsibility not to judge others by our words but to show the love of Christ by loving them where they are at on their personal journey in life...and if they never turn their life over to Christ, continue to love them for who they are - after all God does.
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