i have been too lofty and too vague.
even in real-nonblogging-life.
this happens to me when i talk about investments, too.
i get the concept.
it makes perfect sense.
but then in real life, i can’t comprehend how the money is actually spent/saved/lost/etc.
when i said we shouldn’t run the race toward the cliff with those who don’t believe, i did NOT mean that we should shout from a distance and keep ourselves from getting dirty. what i meant specifically was that we shouldn’t take the path they are taking. we are saved and our path leads to life. it’s a different race. THAT’s what i meant.
on the contrary, we need to meet people where they are at. we need to get in there way and touch them and love on them and get into the laundry basket with them. matthew 9:35 says that “jesus went into their cities and towns” (very paraphrased, my Bible is downstairs and i am trying to finish this post). he did NOT wait for them to come to him.
if our friends are going to believe us about the cliff up ahead, they will listen to us first ONLY if we have shown them TRUE love. not patronizing love. not “i did my duty” love. not let-me-pat-you-on-the-head-and-then-you-will-KNOW-i-love-you love.
that’s not love.
agape love is unconditional love.
being real. being sold out.
starts with love.
not cramming Biblical truth down your throat.
i want to be sold out on my relationship with Jesus. i want to speak up for him.
and i want to love.