I can attest this week that the Word sure cuts to the core of your heart! As I pondered the answer I got yesterday, I realized how judgmental I had been.
It was as if there were a magnifying glass or a camera lens on my friend’s sin and that’s all I could see. I was focused in on the sin. Oh my, I am so not proud of myself.
As I realized that sin is sin, it made me think of my own sins and how I’d spent years covering up many hoping you wouldn’t find them. Do you do that too? Yea, Adam and Eve did that too. But God didn’t go looking for their sin in the cool of the garden – He went looking for them!
We can all agree that no one is proud of their sin. But can you imagine if that’s all anyone saw when they looked at you? SIN.
I’m proud to announce.
I asked God to forgive me. I decided to take the Graffiti Study and Do challenge this week, but put a little spin on it. I’m sorry! I know I’m breaking out of the challenge I wrote, but this is actually more out of my comfort zone for some reason.
So guess what I did?
I picked up the phone and asked my friend to lunch. I was nervous — don’t know why because she is a friend. She said yes! So I’m thankful for this God-appointed lunch. Well, that’s thankful with a dose of nervousness on top. Then topped off with a big scoop of YIKES.
Many scary questions pop-up in my head that make me want to cancel.
Oh, but I won’t.
I want to know her better. I want to hear of her side of the street. Oh, I’ll listen and love.
And most importantly I want her to know she is loved. Not only by me, but by Jesus himself.
Have you caught yourself staring at the sin and not the person?
Do you need to join me in this challenge and invite that person to lunch?