Sunday, December 18, 2011

Swimming in circles

Sharks feed on their own when they bleed. There are no second thoughts when they smell blood, they just head out for the kill!

Dolphins on the other hand swim in a circle around the hurt (dolphins and humans) to protect them from predators. They either swim around the human while (s)he swims to the shore or swim around the hurt dolphin AND occassionally push it up for oxygen. It's the most amazing thing.

Most of us are like sharks, we eat one another alive! We are constantly on the look out for anyone to mess up so we can point our fingers in their faces and constantly remind them of how they have failed and how their misfortune is as a result of their past sins and bla bla bla. But we really should be like the dolphins, helping each other up and leading one another to God and the love of Christ. Galatians 6:1-2 Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself  lest you also be tempted. Bear one another's burdens, and also fulfill the law of Christ.

There is no room for self-righteousness, it is never about us and how perfect we are but about the hurting/lost and God. If God could forgive David and still call him a man after His heart then who are we to hold people's sins against them? Especially since we're no different one way or the other? We need to swim in circles around one another for the love of them, for the love of us (one good turn) and for the love of God. Jame 5: 19-20 Brethren, if anyone among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins.

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I shared a message on The Early Risers Conference (TERC) 2 weeks ago based on the book The Prodigal God by Tim Keller. It is an amazing, awe-inspiring interpretation of the Parable of The Prodigal Son and what i shared is just frosting on the cake. Please listen to it and then look for the book or holla at me and i'll send you my copy in the mail if you promise to read and pass it on (books are for sharing not keeping, lol).  TERC is at 5am EST every friday and it'll be a pleasure to have you call in +17124320175 code 210524. Enjoy...