Daily Devotional – 7/25/16 “Stop judging!”

Stop judging folk by their outside appearance because you don’t know what they are dealing with inwardly. Baby, you see a person who is well put together but what you don’t see is the hours they paced and cried all last night. You see the smiling man but you don’t see the hell he has to put up with from a jealous/nagging wife. You see the smiling woman but what you don’t see is the pain she’s enduring from an abusive husband. You see her as abrasive but what you don’t see is the anger from sickness that’s consuming her life. You see him as cocky but what you don’t see is the many times folk have torn him down to shreds. Yea, you see an anointed preacher, minister or pastor but what you don’t see is the many hours they’ve spent in prayer to keep from losing their mind. You see the slander but you don’t see their inward suffering. This is why you have to stop bashing folk, you don’t know their story. This is why you need to keep your mouth off folk, you haven’t walked in their shoes. This is why you need to hush and pray instead of throwing in your two cents.

We are living, now, where it is time out for judging and time in for joining together in prayer. The enemy is destroying homes, businesses, relationships and worship places and by the time we recognize him (or her) it’s too late, damage is done. This is why we’ve got to get away from basking in someone else suffering and get right spiritually. I don’t know if you believe this or not but you aren’t getting away with it, it’s simply not your time to suffer. Please don’t think you’ll continually get by with causing chaos in the church because it doesn’t fit your logic of thinking. Keep thinking God isn’t abreast of your malicious deeds, it’s just not your time to be dealt with. If you aren’t a helper to God’s kingdom, stop being a hindrance. Sit down somewhere and hush because we have too many souls being lost than to dwell on your selfish, ignorant behind. There are folk dealing with spiritual demons that need to be dealt with and there’s simply not time to fight over who has been at the church the longest or paying the most tithes. When you get to a point where you can laugh at the suffering of someone else, you need to rededicate your life to God because obviously you’ve lost your way.

“Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn others, or it will all come back against you. Forgive others, and you will be forgiven.” Luke 6:37

Shut up

Daily Devotional – 11/20/14 “Stop judging!”

I find it so irritating that human beings can be so judgmental of other human beings when we ALL make mistakes. I mean, I’ve looked around and I haven’t found one perfect person walking among us in the flesh yet we; (us, folk, people, man or woman, doesn’t matter what ethnicity box you check); got the audacity to be judge, jury and executioner over someone else life. Please understand; I am not speaking on Bill Cosby because until charges have been bought against him, it’s just people gossiping but I’m speaking on folk in general, those in the world and those in the church but more specifically in the church because Christians have it bad. You know we do! We hear a little bit of what people think and chile that settles it. Isn’t it sad that now days people go to church to hear about folk’s business rather than to pray for them? Yet that’s what we, as a body of Christian people, have become. I told you before, God isn’t pleased. We use social media to spread family business, church business, children business, the dog and cat’s business but not God’s business … I wonder why souls aren’t being saved.

We are quick to judge a person by their appearance, by their name, by the color of their skin, by their background, by their parent’s mistakes or by your past hurts and what gives you the right? Who are you to judge? Even a judge who has been appointed to hear a case has to be given all the facts first before he rules, yet here you are basing your judgment on … (I’ll wait.) Luke 6:37 says, “Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven;” but then Luke 6:38 picks up and says, (get this) “Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full–pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.” HA! Don’t you see? Give respect and you get it back. Give love and you get it back. It’s not all about money. Give friendship, honor, caring, a shoulder to cry on, help to carry those things that have us burdened down and you get it all back with the same measure in which you gave it out. You don’t have a right to judge unless it’s your job! So stop it!