As some of you know, I’m putting the finishing touches on a book that was birthed in me during our recent health trials called, THE SUPERNATURAL CHURCH OF LOVE AND POWER. Any sincere person that is a writer or an author knows this — that your own writings and books act as a mirror and a gauge for your own life and ministry. My own book is convicting me!
For example, I’ve been thinking about how little grace and mercy we give one another in our love walk. People exemplify this especially toward their leaders, shepherds, and fathers in the faith. They may do 99 things well, but we tend to remember them for the one thing they did wrong. This, by no means, is an excuse to minimize the great responsibility leaders have to be an example of what they teach. In fact, according to the Scripture, we are called to be blameless in all things. But the Word also speaks of exercising forbearance and patience with one another.
Why is it that most believers will allow the one bad thing or failure that their leader or fellow believer did to erase all the good they’ve done? Would we like others to treat us that way?
I think there is a whole lot of room for us to demonstrate more love, forbearance, and patience with one another in this regard. Let us minister the same mercy and grace to others that we would want ministered to us.
I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.
I love you all so much!