Therefore the Lord is waiting to show you mercy, and is rising up to show you compassion, for the Lord is a just God. All who wait patiently for Him are happy.
Father I pray that all of Your children could show mercy and compassion to each other as You show to us. I pray that we could be as patient and loving as You. Father touch our hearts. Touch the hearts of those who call themselves Christians, Believers, and Your servants—-yet, they have so much darkness in their hearts that they turn their noses up towards Your other children, they curse those who differ them, and they refuse to accept what they don’t believe in. You told us that You are the judge and ruler of all, yet millions of Your children spend the bulk of their days judging and trying to rule over others. Help us Father!
We are hypocrites. We call ourselves Christians and then pass judgment. We call ourselves Christians as we call others sinners—even after and while we sin. We call ourselves Christians yet pick and choose whom we want to embrace and love.
God said love all. Jesus showed us how to love all and said that it was the most important of all the commandments; yet we fail repeatedly each day to do this simple thing—to obey this simple command—LOVE EVERYONE.
Don’t just love so-called Christians. Don’t just love people who do, think, look, and speak as you want them.
Love regardless of their religious or political affiliation. Love regardless of their gender or sexual orientation, or sexual preference. Love regardless of the color of someone’s skin. Love regardless of someone’s geographic location. Love regardless of someone’s educational or socioeconomic background.
While you’re busy telling other people they are going to hell, map out your itinerary…and you may want to opt out of getting a window seat…and no, they aren’t even serving peanuts or pretzels on that trip! You never know—you might already be in your own internal hell!
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