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We need a washing of eyes. I need this washing of eyes. We are not to live by what we see but rather to walk in faith. Did you hear? Walk in faith. Its there we see the Love…the joy…the good. Him everywhere! We need the sight that He has in His eyes. Have you ever judged a book by its cover and passed it right by. I have, decided right there on the spot that I most likely would like to read that book based on if the cover has good coloring or symmetrical head lining. I judge the appearance. It’s no different with people. I know we are all like this! We say we are not judgmental but we are and the only out is to be constantly reminding ourselves of Christ who chose to take the judgment I deserved. He did that to be with me despite that face that I totally deserve to be judged for the things I’ve done. So, I must lay down my gavel and humble my heart. Instead of only hearing what people say and not understanding why they say it. Instead of reacting to the tone or the expectation in the words. I must learn to hear the heart of what is said. That is not easy to do. I don’t score high on mercy. I have to work at empathy and compassion. I have to make a real effort to slow those calculations and analyzation.

It is at times quite a chore. Underneath, and well below the surface, I want to know the hearts of those around me. I want to understand them and care for them. I want fresh eyes and ears to hear and see like Christ this Christmas. I want my life to be about the deeper things, not living by the fear of what another thinks or what it looks like. I want to live by what it is ….GOD in YOU -God at work in you. I want to love in action.

Ephesians 3:17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love..

All is grace,

Starla

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