03 Jul Heart to Heart with God: A Journey Towards Acceptance Day 30
365 Days of Reflection Towards God’s Love and Acceptance
~June 4, 2014-June 3, 2015~
Day 30-West Palm Beach, Florida:
We as humans do not have the right to judge another human being. In the court of law we have a legal process, in most countries, that works fairly well in helping to maintain order in our communities. Jails and prisons around the world are filled with people who have made mistakes in their lives and they are paying for those mistakes in one way or another. Most are remorseful and others would do the same crime again if given the opportunity. However, true judgment is for the Lord, and some of these criminals return to God in their deepest moments of despair, which is a great thing.
You know what? God accepts these criminals just the same as you and me. Yes, the crimes that are being committed around the world are unthinkable at times, but God only sees his children from whom He loves deeply. The point is that, we are all children of God and only our Father in Heaven can make the ultimate decision on who will enter the Kingdom. He is always waiting for one of his children to come home, even after the most brutal of mistakes on Earth.
We are all sinners, and should be slow to judge others. Are we God? Do we put ourselves in the position of God? Do we possess the authority to judge a neighbor or a friend for their sins when we have our own plank in our eyes? No one man or woman on Earth is perfect, and that is where Jesus comes in. He died on the cross with sinners to enable us to enter the Kingdom of God.
Without God we are dead on Earth and without being alive on Earth, we have no authority to do God’s work either. Through Jesus we become more and more nonjudgmental of others and also forgive others as God has taught us through the Bible. Let us all rise up to stop hate, envy, and jealousy. Let us forgive one another as Jesus Christ has forgiven us. John states it in the following manner, “Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you, for on Him the Father, God, has set His seal”. Amen.
Reflection Day #30
Three takeaways towards your journey with God: