Saturday, 7 February 2009

Grace

In all that we do as believers, grace must be present. Sometimes we're too quick to judgement on our brothers and sisters, when we're not really in touch with all the facts and intentions. Here's where grace should surface. In place of criticism, we need to consider prayer in the matter. Sometimes personal matters cloud our understanding as well.

Now before this sounds judgemental, let us reach into our souls and consider the beauty of Jesus in our brothers and sisters. Our relationship then should be marked by love.

John 13:35 (AMP)
35 By this shall all [men] know that you are My disciples, if you love one another [if you keep on showing love among yourselves].

6 comments:

Jack said...

I'm sorry that you felt my comments on your previous post were so inflammatory that you needed to delete them. Would you take any notice of criticisms of your subordinates if they are made via email, or am I just wasting my time doing that?

Jim Knaggs said...

Why not write?

james.knaggs@aus.salvationarmy.org

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

People will often search for the problem instead of the blessing. We treat God with the same course and selfish treatment when we blame him or push our frustration on him because he has the power to do so. Sometimes I think we want God to be an ATM instead of our God. When we live this way we try to switch jobs with God.

Grace to you.

Annette said...

Please let us know how Salvo employees can help with the devastating bushfires that have swept Victoria this weekend.

Jim Knaggs said...

Thanks, Anon. Good word.

Annette - We've had many volunteers all month working fires here and there. The Victorian bushfires of yesterday and today are the worst ever. Our systems are in place and many employees are a part of these. Perhaps there is more to do. Stay tuned.

Ex-Salvo said...

Came across this on the February 10, 2009 post at Army Barmy:

"I heard recently a terrible story of a dozen soldiers who recanted their faith to spare their lives and those of their families.

Terrible.

We Salvationist [sic]are meant to be ready to preach, pray, or die at a moment's notice. They passed up martyrdom and faith in Christ and eternal life for physical life."


Perhaps Captain Court missed your February 7, 2009 post on grace.