This morning I have been awakened to so many relevant points and I don’t want to lose sight of any of them. One of the things I’ve been noticing of late is that now that I have to stay home I have so much time to reach out to others. However, am I doing that? Very seldom. Instead, I find that I have all this time to be selfish. When life before the present was happening I would say when I was home that I have these things to get done so I need to be selfish. Now that I have ample time at home I still do this same thing–stay to myself. I find it is easy to write this blog when I don’t have to talk about it with anyone.
As I began my devotions the theme for the day was hitting upon “walking in the Light”. I John 1:7 says: If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.” Then, as I read more I found that the fellowship we have with one another never includes judgment of them. The second chapter of Romans starts with this command in the 1st verse: “…for in posing as judge and passing sentence on another you condemn yourself….” Oswald Chambers says that we are to reach out to one another right where they are and bless them where they are (not judge them where they are). The Light they are to follow is not us. The Light is Christ Jesus. We are to encourage them right where they are to seek the Light and to seek what they hear from God in the Light.
This introspective time I have is showing me so much more than I’d ever expected. I want to keep my eyes and ears focused on Jesus Christ alone. As I reach out to others I want to do so only as a support of the Light Christ is shining already. I am not to be the barometer of their walk, Christ wants me (us) to leave that with Him.