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Monday, July 30, 2012

See Others As God Sees Them

In summary of Galatians 6:2 it says, “Share in and help carry/bear each other’s burdens, and in this way obey and fulfill and complete the law of Christ”

Bottom Line:
We are to help with other’s burdens, when we do so we are obeying and fulfilling the complete law of Christ.

What this means to me:
God wants me to look around me and help those who have heavy burdens and troublesome moral faults.  When I do so I’m obeying Christ and observing perfectly his law.  As a believer and follower of Christ, God’s word tells me to that I need to value everybody (even the ones who would insult me, put me down or I think may not be worthy of it.)  The best way to do this is to see them as God sees them; people he was willing to sacrifice his Son for.  When I can appreciate and affirm people around me it will automatically raise their value.  To best practice this, I need to really listen to them; when I do so it communicates that I value them and what they have to say.  I need to think and use positive, helpful words; ones that build them up and provide what is really needed in order to best bless them.  Speaking positive words of encouragement will really minister to them (I always feel better after someone is positive with me or builds me up.)  I need learn to complement good things I see in their lives to help them grow in that area.  Next I can pray for them.  This week, I will make a list of who can I encourage this week and start with affirming them via positive words, by listening or by just praying for them.