I'm thinking a lot lately about what it really means to be a Christian, to be someone who reflects God in this world. I have done it wrong in so many ways in the past and I'm starting to see things differently.
I'm not longer interested in having my theology exactly right or my main goal being getting to heaven someday and saying to hell with the rest of the world.
I don't want my best life now or my worst life now. I want to be where God wants me to be. I want to be caring, compassionate, sacrificing myself for others.....NOT because I have to but because I want to.
Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Psalm 51:10
I've messed up big time in this life, and haven't we all. And that is on my mind. HUMILITY. We are all a mess. Jesus came to seek and save that which was lost.
He gives second chances and thirds, and fourths, and seventy times seven.
The steps of a man are from Jehovah; and how can a man understand his own way?
You know what? We all ALL have a history, and stories, and baggage, and hopes, and dreams, and fears, and failures, and sins, and selfishness-es, and selflessness-es. We can, must all consider our neighbor better than our self if we are going to really love them.
I pray that I can be that I will be one that loves, gives, helps, judges not, hungers and thirsts for righteousness.
He says we shall be filled.