Sometimes on my way home from work I listen to the local talk radio station. I know that it is the host's job to stir up controversy during the afternoon drive to keep people tuned in and listening, but he is often brash and impatient with callers - especially those that disagree with him. While he claims to be looking for solutions to local, state, and national issues, the focus does not seem to be on listening and understanding.
As we move through life, we can't just focus on our own arrogance or on starting and winning arguments. God worked out a plan for our salvation and sent His Son for us even while we were still sinners. God doesn't look to stir up hatred or argument. God looks to build His family through love that is demonstrated in the sacrifice of His Son. As we live as followers of God, we do not have to blindly accept or agree with everyone we meet, but we should find ways to share our beliefs in humility, gentleness, patience, and love. It is through being humble and gentle that we can assist in building God's Kingdom with patience and love!
Be a follower of God that looks to build His Kingdom with humility, gentleness, patience, and love!
Thank You for loving me, even at my worst. Help me to show others Your love in ways that are humble, gentle, patient, and loving. Through Jesus I pray, amen.