Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Love one another

God just showed me something this morning. It's about how we regard other drivers and what's really going on in our hearts.

So I'm coming down the freeway and this Chrysler is entering reeeeeally slowly... probably 20 mph slower than the flow of traffic.  Slightly annoyed, I mutter under my breath, "Come on, dude!" 

But what am I REALLY saying?

What I'm really saying is, "I am going somewhere and you're in my way! You're slowing me down!  Move it!"  And it struck me how utterly SELFISH that is!

What does Jesus say about dealing with people?  "Love one another" and "Be patient with one another, bearing with each other in love" and "Forgive one another, just as I have forgiven you!"  (John 13:34, Eph 4:2, Col 3:13)

Whether the guy is 90 years old or not from around these parts, no matter what the reason, we are to be patient and loving toward one another!

I love how the Lord gently convicts. :)

1 comment:

Karen Hossink said...

I love His gentle conviction, too.
The flip side of your scenario is the fast drivers who can't seem to wait for "law-abiding" drivers to move over. I am tempted to scowl at them and condemn them for their impatience.
But then I wonder why they're hurrying. Is there a family emergency? Does someone need them right away? And God moves me to pray. HE knows the reason!