Since the beginning of this year, I feel like God has been opening up my eyes to the evil in this world. Humanity has done very little to make this earth a beautiful place!! Lately God is opening my eyes wider to the brokenness in the body of Christ. I love The Church, the bride of Christ! But it hurts to see that body treat each other so poorly!! Between sermons I have heard and the interactions I have had with some people, I am seeing how broken we are and not following Jesus in dealing with each other.
SIN IS RAMPANT!! Today I’m sitting down to write something very gospel-centered and I keep having these hurts from people pop into my mind. I don’t hate these people who irritated or hurt me, and I truly believe I have responded with grace and truth. But fear wants so desperately to creep in to keep me from sharing truth with others! Fear grips me out of nowhere and makes me overthink my decisions to even post the good news of Jesus on social media. Sin is raging in this world, and I am a contributor to it!
I have moments of sadness, feeling the injustice of this world hang on me like a backpack of rocks! Who will stand up for me? Who will come alongside and defend truth with me? Who is out there sharing the good news of Jesus? Who will clear my name for me when I look like I am in the wrong?
Then Jesus shows me a picture of heaven, and I can’t help but tear up and praise Him!! In Heaven all wrongs will be righted! In Heaven those who have judged me incorrectly will be shown the truth! In Heaven God will show ME how I have wronged others and have judged incorrectly!!! Oh what a glorious day!!
He expands my thoughts to the broken and ugly relationships I have seen in my lifetime. The voids between those people who are Christians will be filled by the grace and truth of Jesus! All those ugly words said in front and behind people’s back will be covered by the grace and truth of Jesus!! The church splits, the horrible fall outs between friends, the despicable sin that tainted family dynamics – in light of Jesus they all seen in their FULL TRUTH, we will be humbled to our knees, and with sober minds and joyful hearts we will be able to interact in a new way that has never been seen before!! Oh Jesus, come quickly!!
In light of Heaven, I change the way I pray and the way I interact with others. Precious child of Jesus, I am far from perfect in how I deal with people nor do I think that how I do communicate or interact with others now better than others! BUT, in light of Heaven, I can’t help but change because if it’s not going to be like this forever then I want to function that works best for eternity without sin then dig my feet deeper into the sin that can easily dominate the life around me!
Dear Lord Jesus, PLEASE COME SOON!! I am so desperate to see you face to face, and to live life without sin hindering my thoughts, attitudes and actions!! Until then, change MY heart for the people around me. Help me to pray and respond how YOU want me to pray and react to the people I come in contact with. Help me to be bold to share the gospel! Thank you for giving me Your Holy Spirit so the impossible can be done!! The world is getting darker, but You shine brighter. Help my eyes be fixed on you and not on the sin around me. Thank you for bringing me one day closer to seeing you face to face!!
Leah works with Master Plan Ministries at Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO. Other than watching college students' lives change, she enjoys getting her mind blown by God and His Word, watching sci fi, baking cupcakes, and spending time with her hunky husband.
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