Aug 16 2012

Scandalous Love

If you ever had a past mistake thrown in your face, I learned yesterday how you respond to it is key.

I have a new hero.  A friend was attacked at work for stuff that she did before she knew Jesus, and it was true, but it wasn’t fair that it was brought back up.  She has asked for and already received forgiveness from God.

She’s my hero because she didn’t quit, a lot of people would have just walked out the door and never come back.  She responded with an explanation, and then forgave her accuser.

We all have stuff in our lives that we’re not proud of. That’s why we all need Jesus.

The thing is when you decide to believe in God, He forgives you and forgets all the bad stuff.  I heard someone describe that so well once when she said, “God’s love for me is scandalous”.

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Aug 14 2012

You Represent Him

If you’re wondering why I’m spending so much time talking and writing about this Unglued book, and why I think it’s so important to make wise choices in the midst of raw emotions.  Here’s why:  It’s about PR.  

In college, I was in a sorority. One of the things that was expected of us if we were wearing our “letters,” we needed to look good.  We were supposed to be a good representation for “the brand.”

If you believe in God, then you represent a brand.  Maybe you wear a cross necklace, or have a bumper sticker on your car, same thing.  It’s not necessarily about looking good on the outside, but acting in a loving non-judgmental way.  Treat others the way Jesus would.  Don’t come “Unglued”.  You represent Him.

I had a pastor that once said, “God has a PR problem, we’re all walking around misrepresenting Him.”  

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to be as Lysa says, “a plastic version of Godliness,” or an Exploder, or a Stuffer, or someone that points out what is wrong with everyone all the time. I don't want to be a PR problem.  I want to be a real, loving, and forgiving, example for God.  

“So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” –John 13:34-35

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