I read your post with a heavy heart this morning because of the way we Christians fall into behaviors that do not honor our God. How easily we are caught up in the rhetoric of the day. How willingly we jump on that bandwagon and serve another master – all the while thinking that we are serving God.
My reading this morning:
Jesus said to His disciples: “You have heard that it was said, An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. But I say to you, offer no resistance to one who is evil. When someone strikes you on your right cheek, turn the other one to him as well. If anyone wants to go to law with you over your tunic, hand him your cloak as well. Should anyone press you into service for one mile, go with him for two miles. Give to the one who asks of you, and do not turn your back on the one who wants to borrow.”
This giving of the whole self is what our God wants. He wants us to trust Him fully to accomplish His will in us and on Earth. We so often think that we are giving our whole self when in truth, we are following our own desires and thoughts. I am inspired to renew my walk daily when I realize the Love He bears for us. I am inspired to love others as He loves us. I pray that each believer will awaken to the truth of God’s love and embrace His path as the path to eternal life.
I pray that we believers will offer the world’s people love for reproach, peace for anger, and compassion for need.
Grant, Father, that we will walk Your path instead of our own. Fill us anew with Your Holy Spirit that we may see the Love You bear for all Your creation. Be glorified in our lives and bodies, that others may see the Way You have made for our and their salvation. Amen.
Peace be with you as you go about your day. May the Word of God shine brightly in you today and always.