Do you know anyone who is so religious, so pious, someone holier than thou. Someone that is so critical of others, especially their walk or relationship with Christ. As if they have it all together and their place in heaven is already secured. Well that is what I call being 'too churchy'. So full of church and religion but no real relationship with our Father, or any concern for anyone other than themselves.
I believe that we all have room for growth, no matter who we are. Particularly when it comes to our walk with God. We are all sinners and will never be perfect. Of course we strive to live a blameless life. But we often fall short because we are human. Yet as long as we cry out to Him, He will pick us up and continue along on this journey of life with us.
So, instead of holding up our noses, to those still struggling with sin. We should try to encourage them in their walk. Share your testimony of how God changed your life. That will let them know that we all have struggled and that God can help. Instead of rushing to talk about someone, we should try praying with them or for them. As Christians that's the least we can do for each other.
As we grow in our relationship with God, I believe that he will use us, to help each other. We become the hands and feet of the Lord here on earth. Isn't that awesome, that He may use us to motivate and inspire others, to a deeper relationship in Him. This journey is already satisfying, but it is so much more rewarding to know that we may have helped someone else find God.
Remember being 'churchy' doesn't help anyone, that attitude actually discourages people from going to church and God all together. To me being churchy is all about 'you', and this life is not about any individual person. It is about the kingdom, spreading the good news so that we all may enter the Kingdom of God one day.
The Lord doesn't want any of us left behind, so be a light to as many people as you can. And think about this...you just might put a smile on His face.
John 20:21 21Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.
Matthew 6:33 33But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Colossians 3:23 23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;
Hebrews 10:24-25 24And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: 25Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
Ephesians 4:2-3 2With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; 3Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
2 Peter 3:9 9The LORD is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
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