And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ. Philippians 1:9-10 KJV
Just a couple of years after I graduated from high school I took my friends daughter who I was watching at the time, and my niece, who were five, my friends daughter and three my niece to the library, to get a book. Being an author, I have always loved books, and wanted to instill that in the children in my life, but when I went to go get the requested Barbie story book, I was sickened by what was in it's place. This was no Barbie storybook and it certainly was not something I wanted the children in my life to see. I have always had the habit of looking over the books before I let the kids do that, and at that moment I was more than grateful for that!!!
I wonder what the world is looking at us, when they watch us as Christians. I know I am not perfect, and I have said and done things I have regretted making me wish I had searched my soul, the way I had thumbed through that offensive book, to see what I was doing wrong, how I could have reacted differently.
If we are honest with ourselves, I think we have all had moments like that. Moments where we have forgotten to search our souls, but the Lord forgives us, gives us a chance to do the right thing. But perhaps before we react to badly to a situation we need to think about what the Lord would have us to do? We might be the only witness to a person under a tough situation, are we up to the challenge?
I know I have questioned myself many times, but the Lord continues to use me, so he must think I am up to it right?
In Christ's Love