When Christians make mistakes or does not have perfect behavior, the world likes to jump right on us and start criticizing and throwing our Christianity up as if we are not human or even saved. Of course Christians should work hard at disciplining our emotions and display behavior as close to Jesus as possible. But the truth is we are just human. We make mistakes. Especially if we are new Christians. God does not reject us when we mess up and fail. He does not take back our salvation. He does not get mad and kick us out of the family. He has covered our lives with the blood of Jesus and we are forgiven from the day we get saved throughout eternity. We are no longer sinners even if we sin sometime.
When you feel mad, jealous, lustful, or have unforgiveness or any other negative feeling that does not mean you are not saved anymore. After you get saved and become part of God’s family then you are His forever. The negative feelings will come that is only natural. Its your words and actions that follow your feeling that is the sin.
But when we get saved, God gives each one of us the strength and power to overcome and reject the bad behavior. You have to submit to it though. You have to refuse to demonstarte negative behavior. You have to stop yourself from cursing people or fighting. As soon as we get saved, God expects all of His children to start reading their bible and learn how He expects us to react to the world and negative emotions.
As a rule we fight hate with love, unforgiveness with forgiveness, selfishness with generosity, pride with humbleness. God tells us that as much as it is possible for us always follow peace. Don’t say or do anything that is going to cause more drama, arguing or fighting.
Issues of life come up and must be confronted at times but the process must be peaceful or no progress can be made. Sometimes it’s hard when you are the Christian trying to do the right thing and you are dealing with a non-Christian who just wants to argue and disagree. But with God you can find a way and the right time to have a mature conversation and settle unfavorable situations.
Since the election there is alot of division among America that is surfacing and displaying very bad behavior. Keep praying for our country. I believe President elect Trump will be able to do great things for our nation. Lets give him a chance. He surely is not goting to be any worse than Obama. He is definitely not as crazy as the presidents and leaders of countries like China, Syria, Iraq and Russia.
God said in 2 Chronicles 7:14, “…and My people, who are called by My Name, humble themselves, and pray and seek (crave, require as a necessity) My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear [them] from heaven, and forgive their sin and heal their land.”
God knows how to help our nation be great again. He can use Donald Trump to lead us there. Be strong. Show love, peace, unity. Hallelujah. Amen! God Bless!!