Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Acts 15:8-9

Acts 15:8-9 - God, who knows the heart, showed that He accepted them by giving the Holy Spirit to them, just as He did to us. He made no distinction between us and them, for He purified their hearts by faith.

Whenever we look at someone we make judgements about them. We will form opinion about that person based on what they are wearing, how their hair or makeup is done, how many piercings or tattoos they have or how they are acting. And the list goes on.
Before we have met a person we have made a decision about them in one way or another. This can be dangerous, especially if we are not looking through the eyes of Love.
When Jesus looked at people He saw them with Love and compassion. It didn’t matter what they were going through or had gone through. Their appearance didn’t matter. Jesus Loved them anyway. He looks past the rough exteriors and sees the person inside; He sees the heart.
Unfortunately we are always going to form some sort of opinion about people when we look at them, we can’t change that, but we can change the method by which we form that opinion. We need to train ourselves to see people in Love.
Love God and Love people. That is our command. People are won over by relationship and relationship starts in by seeing people in the right light. Don’t judge people, Love them. Then they will be more likely to listen to what you have to say.

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