Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more. 2 Corinthians 5:16
I needed mercy.
I had once again failed the one I love.
What I expected, Anger.
How do I know I expected anger?
Why else would I be afraid to admit to my failures?
It’s something isn’t it, that what I said I was believing for, and what I was really expecting, didn’t match.
Then I realized,
After it was said,
that what I had done was expected of me,
That we get what we expect.
That hurt me,
Especially when I knew my heart, I wanted to do right.
But God taught me something that I hope I’ll never forget,
What someone was expecting negative about me, I had received from the same kind of seed sown.
When we expect the worst in others, that’s what we usually find.
Paul said, He stopped seeing others after their flesh.
I began to see that today.
How he could say that.
Jesus doesn’t see us, nor did He according to our flesh.
No, He saw what He created us to be.
Our potential in the Spirit man.
The recreated, brand- spankin New One.
The one in whom Jesus dwells.
No, it’s not schizophrenia, it’s the war between the flesh and the Spirit.
It’s like calling and wanting to speak to a particular person, but getting someone else instead.
A not so nice, someone else instead.
Today, I became more aware of not only how I want my brothers and sisters in Christ to respond to me, but how I want to be answering to others.
If someone calls upon me, needing mercy, I don’t want to answer in Judgment.
If they call for love. I don’t want to answer in indifference.
What I want to reap, needs to be what I sow.
Praise Jesus for His faithFullNess to us.
He continues to show us the way to His heart, and when we find it, it’s an overflowing well, springing life to others.