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Well ya’ll… It’s been FAR too long since I have taken the time to sit down and blog. But today, I blog. Let’s just say that I had an experience earlier in the week that was worth writing about. On this blog I have spared no expense sharing my heart. You all know that I am a sinner. The whole reason I came back around to Christ was because my life was headed in the wrong direction, and filled with sin and suffering. I am not too self-righteous to admit this. However, I want to share with you – there are a lot of people who are. I feel bad for those. My heart reaches out for those who appear to themselves “on a high horse”, and some of them – I am finding – are “Christians”. That’s not the way it was intended to be. We are called to BE THE GOOD in the world. When we see someone who has overcome sin, hurdles, and obstacles in life, it’s not up to us to judge or condemn.

I ran into a person in a restaurant the other day. To say the least, it was an unpleasant meeting. She called me by name as I was walking out, I responded and walked over, then she asked: “you’re a Christian blogger right?” To which I replied “yes.” Then the fun began! (sarcasm). Sheer attack is what I was faced with.  She began yelling, pointing, causing a scene, name calling, and just downright being rude. Contrary to what I thought my reaction would be (ahem-slam her head into the wall behind her ) I was gentle, calm, and began trying to make sense of her madness, even to offer a ‘conversation’ (to no avail).  I quoted scripture in rebuttal. (To which I was impressed, I didn’t even know that was in there!) This Cherish,  The one who has been overtaken with the mercy and grace of God, has changed my heart of stone to a very soft ball of flesh.  

It made me realize that all the things I have been saying is true. I am a changed person. God has done something INCREDIBLE through little ole me. As I left, I wondered who told her she could throw stones? When I walked away from that mess of a person, I was somewhat proud of that event that occurred. Even though it was a bash to my “ego”, I realized that I have lost my ego. I realized I have lost my “pride”(which was too big to begin with)  and became solely dependent on God to fight my battles for me. It was truly amazing to walk away feeling on top of it.  I had nothing to feel ashamed about – though she did. (Though probably too self-righteous to admit it.) The bible warns against this here: Romans 12:16- Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion.  Afterall, Matt 7 says:  Judge not lest ye be judged.

That experience in itself made me ponder. A hypocrite like that is the reason people don’t go to church. The reason some are afraid to go to church, and  who’ don’t lik’e to go to church. It’s because a “Christian” like that is on the pew behind them!  It’s Christians who call themselves Christians on Sundays and get into brawls and fits of rage that cause problems.

 Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future. If you live by those guidelines you realize everyone starts somewhere.

Let’s See What the Bible Really Says About Judging:

“Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.” (Prov 31:9)

“Now, thou son of man, wilt thou judge, wilt thou judge the bloody city? yea, thou shalt show her all her abominations.” (Ezek 22:2)

“But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.” (1 Cor 2:15)

“Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?” (1 Cor 6:2)

I have decided that I will stand for what God wants from me in this lifetime. Though it doesn’t make worldly “sense” to me, I trust God – and my measure of faith is all I have, and it’s sufficient. 1 Corin 2:10 “But God has revealed them to us through is spirit. For the spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. For what man knows, the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the spirit of God.” Romans 8:1 So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. EVERYONE is a sinner. But it is in honestly, sincerely, wholeheartedly asking God to forgive you of it – that makes you new and forgiven.

I am forgiven.

Proverbs 18:19- Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. Better to be of a humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.

So I thought back about what happened in the restaurant, and God led me to this. Galatians 5:19-26

Now the works of the flesh are evident which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dessentions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; Of which I told you in a time past that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. IF WE LIVE IN THE SPIRIT, LET US ALSO WALK IN THE SPIRIT.

So, to the lady at the restaurant… I will advise you (as a Christian) read Galations 5:19-26. As I read it, I suffer the condemnation of the flesh. (As do you.) It seems to me that you and I are just alike in Christ’s eyes. However, I walked away and WALKED IN THE SPIRIT in the face of attack.

God bless,

Cherish

Every Knee will bow, and every eye will close.


I love you lord for what you do for me. I love you lord for what I am to you. I love you Lord, those days you carry me. I love you lord. some days without you I dont know where I would be.
When I think about all the times and things I did said. Went after what I wanted so relentlessly. Brings me down to nothing when I think about how selfish Ive been. How selfish Ive been.

So you changed me. Rearranged me. made me better today. I can love you and not love me for all that I was consumed. Lord I love you because you loved me. And you showed me how to be. The love you found and gave to me. My heart was so buried. Until you showed me your way. That I could give love away. And be so happy. Lord Ill be so happy. yeah, to give my love away. Its not in taking day by day. Its in the giving love away. you make me straight.
I just wanna give my love away. Jesus. Give my love away. I thank you lord in heaven today. That you would give me the love that I would love to give away.
Jesus Im gonna give it away.
This heart of stone it turned to gold. It was rediscovered and recovered by Jesus. Im gonna give it away. You made my heart to love. YOu made my heart to love people. Give love, be love, now I know it. Im gonna show it. Ive gonna give love, Im not gonna take it. Im gonna give love, oh yea. My reason for being is to love humanity. I know I can just love. I dont see so color, I dont see no dirt. I dont see nothing but your heart and soul and spirit. I love you for you. Jesus put it in me to love, So I will love. No judgement on you. No judgement from me. Because God himself doesnt judge until your days are done. he told me so, so who am I today, to tell you what your doing wrong. Im nothing. Im nothing. Im no one without you Jesus. I know my place – behind you.