Saturday, April 10, 2010

Truth spoken in love is hard to refuse.

Sometimes I think it's strange that I can hear discussions about faith especially when I don't have the intention of listening and when I am also busy doing something else. Strange because my ears seems to act like a vacuum, a magnet of faith talks. I can hear people talking, it's not clear but then all of a sudden certain topics can activate my super hearing ability; I can hear them clearly.

Today, I overheard a guy in my class talking to somebody mentioned "Good Friday" while I was also busy talking to my friend. Then words became unclear until he said. "I don't actually believe in God but I'm a Mexican. *unclear* religion in my country."

Funny. Events like that makes me giggle because I feel like God is adjusting my hearing capability to hear certain things and maybe do something, pray or reflect about it.

Most of us have inherited beliefs and "faith". We follow what our parents do or say that we should do for God until there will be a time in our life that doing such things become meaningless. We eventually get tired of doing something because of our inherited faith. People get tired of doing something for God because they haven't met Him in their lives.

Faith should never be foisted to other people. If you want people to see Jesus, talk to them with love, let them see Jesus in you, make them wonder and be curious why you love Him so much, share stories about Him like how you share stories about your boyfriends/girlfriends that can make your friends eager to meet him/her. Never argue when you defend your faith, be patient. Paul said to Timothy, "a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all".(2 Timothy 2:24)

Truth without love is dogma that does not touch the heart. Love without truth is sentimentalism that does not challenge the will. When truth is spoken with love, God's Spirit can use it to change another's mind. Share the word with passion and love. Be patient and willing to be used by God, to be His extraordinary helpers. Pray for them.

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5 comments:

Epiphany said...

Great post!

Lloyd said...

I really enjoyed this post. It is well written and reflects a lot of wisdom concerning the Word of God. Thank you so much. Lloyd

Anders W. Ellingsen said...

Hello Paige,

America is not where it happens! Tihi! Europe is the place. Listen to this; this is the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 (a song contest between nations). Is he not sweet? Since Alexander won Norway will arrange the contest this year.

YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8JRtGMBUz0

Anders W. Ellingsen said...

I have activated my English blog (the one called Vaccinius). It was sleeping. Now it is alive. And I have made use of the new Blogger feature called "pages". Which was quite fun. See http://vaccinius.blogspot.com/.

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