Does it ever bother you that churches are breaking, spliting, hurting, wanting? So many churches are in this situation. They are longing and wanting an end. To bring forth a reconciliation. I have been in a church where people up and left due to the change in worship. Things were said and feelings were hurt. Several people left. Something that made me sit back and shake my head asking why? So many things are in this world that we need to look upon and change, yet we are so worried about the worship in the church so we fight and break. God doesnt want this, nor does he like this.
In the book of Luke, we find in chapter 10, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your stength and with all your mind, and, Love your neighbor as yourself. Hmmmm.... So...if we first love God. Then love our neighbors as much as ourselves then we should be cool with one other. Bringing forth reconciliation within the church. Because if we truly love God first and formost we should all get along, right? Hmmm...and if we actually DO love ourselves, we should love our neighbors. Now...DO we love ourselves. Another question that fills my mind with people. There are so many hurting people out there that dont even love themselves. Maybe thats what we need to be doing. Removing ourselves from the church situation and do a heart check. Learning to love yourself before you can learn to love others. It's a shaker, huh? God is good and will work it all out.
We must all sit back and check ourselves. Truth is, we're not perfect. Beauty is, God is. If we all follow the call of Jesus and take up our cross, follow Him, and yearn to be more like Him then guess what. All will fall beautifully into place. But until then, we will live in a mess and shambles will be told. That is my thought for this day. It is truly a beautiful Memorial Day where I am ever so thankful to be alive. We serve such a mighty God, dont we?! Thank you for reading my thoughts.