A Spoon

A Spoon

We are the salt of the earth and the light of the world; We glorify the Lord when we represent His love and grace. An illustration often used to identify interaction with others is depicted as three utensils: a fork, a knife, and a spoon.

A knife cuts people off, is destructive, sharp, and has no mercy. There is no forgiveness, understanding, or grace. Often because of having been abandoned by a caregiver, a person hides behind a thick wall, cannot commit, and lives in constant fear. A fork picks at others constantly and is critical negatively. None of the wonderful traits in others are ever mentioned. There is love and care, but it’s inconsistent and not dependable. One day it’s one way, the next it’s another. The relationship is highly unpredictable.

As Christ’s ambassadors, we are to be like spoons. A spoon gently scoops up others with love and kindness and holds them in high esteem. We love one another through our actions, not just words. The way we speak to one another and walk in love and truth is proof to others that we walk in the Spirit. As we are being transformed into the image of Jesus, the Holy Spirit enables us to be spoons, from glory to glory!

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Colossians 3:14  But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. 

 

 

 

No Restriction

No Restriction

To forgive is to let go of what we think someone owes us as a payback for the wrong they have done to us. We can do so when we recall how much we ourselves have been forgiven through the redemptive work of Jesus Christ. Once we let go of what we owe, or of what others owe us, we receive more of what the Lord has made available for us.

As Christ forgave us, we forgive others; and above all things, we put on love. The love of God enables us to forgive. It’s the source and the result; the cause and the effect; the seed and the harvest. We are then free to be and do what we are called to do without restriction and with increased vision.

The results of forgiveness are amazing. It’s only after we have forgiven that we realize how much unforgiveness had been holding us back. It’s a barrier that keeps the fruit of the spirit from flowing freely. It keeps people stuck in the place of wounding. We walk in forgiveness as we walk in the Spirit. Those who walk in forgiveness can walk in the Spirit., and go and grow, from glory to glory! 

Colossians 3:12-14 Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, long suffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. But above all, these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.