Have you ever watched those of faith as they go about their day to day living? How do they act in relation to others? How do they act at church? Or maybe when in the church working or volunteering, how do they act then? In our minds we may think that they all act the same. But, do they?
I am a people watcher. I learn a lot about people in that way. I love to watch how they react to certain circumstances and to certain people. Take for example a Christian meeting someone who uses the Lords name in vain. Some of them simply go on and attempt to ignore what just occurred. Others join in with the same type of talk and do not seem to be aware. Then there are those who bless the person privately and ask God to be with them and to guide them to not do so. Each one goes to church on Sunday. Each one professes faith to their God, but their reactions differ.
Judgement of others is another big area. I love to watch people as they serve those in need. Most are caring and loving. They are tender to those in need and lift them up and use words that edify. Yet, I have also met those who scorn them behind their backs and accuse them of things that are not always true. They judge them. All people need our love and our understanding. All are created in the image of God just as we are.
I am not writing this as to condemn people of faith. I am writing this as a tool for you to think about your actions. How do you act when out and about the world? How do you act while at work? How do you react to someone who is different than you are? How about how you treat those in need? We are all human. We are all sinners. Yet, we can look at our actions and how they must seem to those about us.
Subtle nuances of our actions, our words, our ways are seen by all. Are you a dollar a week, an hour a week Christian or do you act like what you believe in at all times? During this season of Lent ask God to reveal to you the areas of need in your life. I know he has revealed many to me. May God be with you on this journey we call life. I wish you many good things. HUGZ God bless you.