Monday, October 11, 2010

Judging vs. Loving

I have a big problem.
Yep..I know some of you are rolling your eyes and are thinking "Kendra,you have A LOT of problems!"
But we will just touch on ONE today.:)

Judging is my big problem.I want to love people and love them like Christ and try my best,but sometimes you observe people and judge them by their appearance.
A perfect experience of this is this last Sunday.

We go to a nursing home that is located about 30 mins. from our house every Sunday @ 9:00am.We meet there with another family that we are very close to and we have some singing and little Bible lesson with the residents.Now,I can't tell you what a blessing this is to just us families.You would think they would be the ones blessed by us coming to "their home" every Sunday,but we're are probably are more blessed than they are.:)Most of us participate in rolling them to the room we meet in and we have 10 kids between the 2 families so we have PLENTY of helpers.:)
My dad and the mom of the other family leads singing with guitar and piano.
We don't care what hymnals we sing out of whether a Baptist or a Pentecostal hymn book,all we care about is singing and giving praise to our Creator and blessing those people who are no longer able to get out and go to church.And so last week we were @ the nursing home and this couple that have a mother/mother-in-law in the nursing home came and they have come on other time before also.But they are not dressed in the nicest clothing..they don't really have any teeth and they weren't the cleanest,but you know what happened?The lady got up and sang 2 specials for us and she wasn't a American Idol or anything but she wasen't singng for man's praise...she was singing for her LORD JESUS.And when you think about it like that....she was singing like an angel.:)I talked to her afterwards and told her I was glad she was singing for the Lord and that I enjoyed her singing and she said "Yep ,thats WHO I am doing it for : the LORD." :)

Next time you see someone who is not in the best clothes or looks like a criminal,think about their souls and what Jesus would say to them.
I am trying to do better and the Lord is helping me each and everyday,I know He is!;)

Life is not about living for money,pleasure,fashion,or mens' praise here on earth.Because what of that is going to go with you to Heaven?
WHAT is going with you to heaven?

people's souls,the Word,and your soul

I want to serve Him and I know you do too!
So lets get out there and show them that there is more to a Christian life than warming pew seats.:D But we can't SHOW them with a haughty additude but a humble and loving additude.:)

For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. Matthew 7:2

~Kendy Jo


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