Judgements

I’m so guilty of living a life that I’ve judged others for living. Living a life filled with sin and moments of straying from my walk with God. Yesterday I was called out on my judgement of what others wear, while not necessarily following the modesty guidelines I’ve set for myself. It’s hot so I’m wearing less clothing and not really caring if I’m showing too much skin because I justify what I’m wearing with the unbearable weather. While at the same time judging a fellow Christian for wearing something similar to what I’m wearing.

It isn’t right. I’m judging. I’m living a life that could be a stumbling block to someone else. I am not living in a way that honors the Lord or represents my ministry well. I’m being a major hypocrite by living with so many double standards.

So I’m grateful for being called out on my hypocrisy. And I’m grateful for this morning’s sermon talking about living a life that not filled with judgement but filled with the love and principles of Christ. Being a Christian without being nasty and judgemental, not being a Pharisee.

Let’s continue this journey together by holding each other accountable using the love of Christ.

New Bodies

Do you ever get fed up with your body? After gaining 130 pounds in 6 years I am very fed up with my body. But not just for how it looks, but for how it acts. My lungs suck. According to my allergy and asthma doctor they are strong, we just don’t know why they are doing what they are doing. It’s been a lot of trial and error to see what works and what doesn’t.

Physically I can run distance quite well. My body doesn’t get sore too quickly other than my normal chronic pain spots, and I am willing and ready to go! But my lungs don’t allow me to take deep breaths, and it is impossible to breathe out of my nose. Do you see why I am fed up? It feels like there is a massive elephant inside my chest cavity and squeezing my sinuses. Maybe it’s the constantly having bronchitis and sinusitis and ear infections. Ot maybe it’s linked to my already a pain the butt auto immune disease.

Either way I just want to be able to run. I’ve gone through C25K, completed it, with no improvement to my lungs dying inside. It’s infuriating. I do realize it could be a lot worse though!

I cannot wait for these new bodies God promised us in Corinthians 2:5-10, “For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down (that is, when we die and leave this earthly body), we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands. 2 We grow weary in our present bodies, and we long to put on our heavenly bodies like new clothing. 3 For we will put on heavenly bodies; we will not be spirits without bodies.[a] 4 While we live in these earthly bodies, we groan and sigh, but it’s not that we want to die and get rid of these bodies that clothe us. Rather, we want to put on our new bodies so that these dying bodies will be swallowed up by life. 5 God himself has prepared us for this, and as a guarantee he has given us his Holy Spirit. 6 So we are always confident, even though we know that as long as we live in these bodies we are not at home with the Lord. 7 For we live by believing and not by seeing. 8 Yes, we are fully confident, and we would rather be away from these earthly bodies, for then we will be at home with the Lord. 9 So whether we are here in this body or away from this body, our goal is to please him. 10 For we must all stand before Christ to be judged. We will each receive whatever we deserve for the good or evil we have done in this earthly body.”

That makes me feel so good. These bodies come with a lot of grief, a lot of pain, a lot of problems. But we will receive new bodies when we are at home with the Lord!