by: Erin Keller
Come To Me And Rest. Give your mind a break from its habitual judging. You form judgments about this situation, that situation, this person, that person, yourself, even the weather -- as if judging were your main function in life. But I created you first and foremost to know Me and to live in rich communication with Me. When you become preoccupied with passing judgment, you usurp My role.
Relate to Me as creature to Creator, sheep to Shepherd, subject to King, clay to Potter. Allow Me to have My way in your life. Rather than evaluating My ways with you, accept them thankfully. The intimacy I offer you is not an invitation to act as if you were My equal. Worship Me as King of kings while walking hand in hand with Me down the path of Life.
Matthew 7:1 (NLT)
1 "Do not judge others, and you will not be judged.
Matthew 7:1 (MSG)
1 "Don't pick on people, jump on their failures, criticize their faults-unless, of course, you want the same treatment.
John 17:3 (NIV)
3 Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.
Romans 9:20-21 (NIV)
20 But who are you, O man, to talk back to God? "Shall what is formed say to him who formed it, 'Why did you make me like this?'"
21 Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for noble purposes and some for common use?
1 Timothy 6:15 (NIV)
15 which God will bring about in his own time--God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords,
~ Jesus Calling...Enjoying Peace in His Presence, by Sarah Young
Bible in One Year: Proverbs 16-18; 2 Corinthians 6