A little love anyone?

My mind and my heart have been churning. Anyone else have this problem? So much is happening in our world, scary things. Things that are making Christians and nonchristians alike say and do hurtful things. Here’s the thing..enough is enough.

I am so burdened lately to just stop the hate and start the love. Maybe its because I’ve been on the wrong side of the fence a time or two. Maybe its because I have felt anger, frustration, hurt, guilt, shame. Maybe its because I have also felt forgiveness, truth, freedom, grace, and LOVE! What I have realized is that we, and by we I mean EVERYONE…Christ followers and those that don’t…everyone needs to stop pointing fingers, stop judging, stop gossiping, STOP HURTING and START LOVING!

What would it look like if we opened our doors, even the doors of our churches, to those that are different and chose rather than to look down on them, but to look them in the eye and say something like “I see not your sin…I see YOU!”

I can no longer walk through this world with my head held high, proclaiming that I am above all because I am a Christian. I won’t do it. I do not believe that when I asked Jesus in my heart it meant that I had to seclude myself to only fellowshipping with those of the same mind. I have struggled for years feeling like I just can’t measure up to the high and lofty Christian life. I’ve realized that has never been what God was asking of me. My glasses have been fogged over. He has been begging me to LOVE. To love Him by loving others.

Will you join me? Will you love others with me?

I want to share with you a few tidbits of inspiration that have pressed on my heart. Take of them what you will. But do me one favor…pray and ask God to show you how you can love Him more.

Searching for Sunday – Rachel Held Evans

Church Pew or Bar Stool

For the Love – Jen Hatmaker

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About believingjoy

Who am I? That's a good question! I am Jen...a blemished woman who enjoys a tidbit of tidyness mixed with dash of craziness to create a life that is simply mine! I adore my 4 children and their daddy. I love little bits of wild like tattoos and things that make us unique. I like to mix vintage with new and strive for progress over perfection! I believe that not a single person on this planet is perfect and that's okay, it's what makes us who we are. My desire is to find joy is all circumstances with a smile and a choice to believe.
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