A heart that turns ⌊from God⌋ becomes bored with its own ways, but a good person is satisfied with God’s ways.
“But even now,” declares the Lord, “return to me with all your heart— with fasting, crying, and mourning.”
Tear your hearts, not your clothes. Return to the Lord your God. He is merciful and compassionate, patient, and always ready to forgive and to change his plans about disaster.
My brothers and sisters, if one of you wanders from the truth, someone can bring that person back. Realize that whoever brings a sinner back from the error of his ways will save him from death, and many sins will be forgiven.
Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.
Who is the accuser of the brethren?
God wants us to save people not judge them.
God waits until we’re dead to judge us.
That gives us every possible chance to repent and surrender our hearts to Our Creator.
It’s us versus them.
Us is the Body of Christ.
Them is the unsaved, the lost, the rebellious, the backslidden.
Our job is to win their souls back to the Kingdom.
How do we do that?
We love them right where they’re at and speak the truth in love.
It’s always too soon to judge and declare the case closed.
Everyone’s one touch from God away from a revelation of Jesus Christ.
I fell away after I was radically converted to the faith.
Years were lost, wasted on carnal living.
Yet, I never lost my faith.
I just wasn’t walking it out in my daily life.
I was a man who belonged nowhere.
Too righteous for the sinners.
Too sinful for the saints.
I had to get to the end of myself to realize that I had nothing to offer, nothing to give.
The only good in me was the Christ in me.
I can’t take any credit for that.
Only God’s mercy, love and grace kept me alive long enough so that I could experience true repentance.
My heart changed.
And when that happened, everything else changed.
It starts with the heart and ends with the heart.
God is after our hearts.
He already loves us with a love incorruptible.
He just wants us to mirror it back to Him.
Why do people lose their faith?
Because they’re tired of people letting them down.
Our faith isn’t in people, it’s in God.
God’s people will be recognized by their love for one another.
I met a couple of homeless guys in the park this morning while walking my dog.
The Lord told me to give Eric five dollars.
I had already left so I had to turn around and go back.
I told him and offered him the money.
He said he couldn’t take it, that he works hard collecting cans to pay for what he needs.
I told him the Lord was taking care of him and to stay cool.
He took that five dollars I offered him.
His older friend said, “Have a blessed day.”
We are ambassadors for Christ.
We are His hands and feet on this Earth.
Wherever we go, we carry the message of the Kingdom.
Don’t judge a book or a person by the cover.
Only God knows who the saints and sinners are.
Bring those sinners to Me, says the Lord.
Bring them to Me.
And I will restore.
To God be the glory, forever and ever, amen.