Remember who you are in the eyes of God...

 My day is over and I get in my car to go home, pretty tired from the day but thankful to have a Job and can't wait to get home and see my husband. Hop in the car and blast my home made worship CD filled some of my favorite worship artists. Singing at the top of my lungs in my car, I pull into the gas station. Still on a high from one of my favorite songs, someone is trying to get my attention. It is man, maybe about my age or a bit older, he approaches my car and asks for some spare change to get home. It was obvious he didn't have much money, nice clothes, a car etc.. So I did what most of us do and say, "sorry I only have my card and proceed to show it to him."

Wait, what? Here I am singing about the Lord and how much I want to me like Him. Saying these words that I believe but in that instant I felt like I wasn't any where near being like Him. This man, only asking for change. But because I felt uncomfortable or just assumed he was going to use it for something other than what he claimed , I didn't see him through the eyes of a Godly person. Wow, I felt so ashamed and very convicted.

We can talk all we want about the goodness of God and how He helps those in need, but it's when we can do it ourselves, that's when others can truly see and feel God's presence, His goodness, grace, love and mercy.

Needless to say, I called the man back over and gave him what few dollars I had in my wallet. I don't need to know if he used it to really get home or for some other purpose, but what I do know is I am not to judge others and I am on this earth to help others and share the love of God.

James 2:1-5
1 My dear brothers and sisters,[a] how can you claim to have faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ if you favor some people over others?

2 For example, suppose someone comes into your meeting[b] dressed in fancy clothes and expensive jewelry, and another comes in who is poor and dressed in dirty clothes. 3 If you give special attention and a good seat to the rich person, but you say to the poor one, “You can stand over there, or else sit on the floor”—well, 4 doesn’t this discrimination show that your judgments are guided by evil motives?
5 Listen to me, dear brothers and sisters. Hasn’t God chosen the poor in this world to be rich in faith? Aren’t they the ones who will inherit the Kingdom he promised to those who love him? 6 But you dishonor the poor! Isn’t it the rich who oppress you and drag you into court? 7 Aren’t they the ones who slander Jesus Christ, whose noble name[c] you bear?

Walk on Water

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