You see, God is not done with any of us yet. Each of us is made in the image of God, yet we are all marred by sin. In our current form, we are flawed, but God can reshape us as He will. And He promises He will if we let Him.
When you and I encounter another human soul, we see a slice of a life, a moment in another’s journey. We do not see the departure from the gate, nor the arrival at the final destination.
The link is here if you want to read the whole thing - I HIGHLY recommend it. (I don't often recommend Christian sites, because I usually don't agree with them. This one, though....there's a lot here I do agree with, and a lot that I don't, but God can and will use those that don't agree 100% with Him to get His points across. And this? Has been nagging me ever since I read it. :lol:)
I see this a LOT online...people go off on others because they don't believe the same way they do, or don't do things the way they would do, or a myriad of other reasons. It's...sad. I think it's a way for them to feel superior - for whatever reason, but we all should remember that it's a journey, not a single step, and not everyone is one the exact same path.
Look, I know what *I* believe, and why *I* think it's right. *You* may also believe, but not the exact same way I do.....and is that wrong? I don't think so - I mean, I know that God has led me *here*. I don't know that He *hasn't* led you to where you are, today. Maybe you're further along than I am; maybe I'm further along than you are. It's not - NOT - my place to tear you down just because YOU are still going to a mainstream church - I know that for ME, that's not where I belong. Maybe God has you there for a reason - I don't know. (And maybe He doesn't - again, not MY place to tear you down. *I* don't know what God is doing in YOUR life, just like you don't know what He's doing in mine.) All I can do is live the way I think He wants me to live; in my case, that's as a Torah-Observant, Messianic-believeing Spiritual Jew. I can pull out verses that spell out WHY I believe that, but honestly? It's beside the point - anyone can pull verses out of the Bible to back up their beliefs, even if the beliefs are misguided.
Anyway - Shabbat Shalom! Have a wonderful weekend!
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