In our daily meetings, we try to make the “perfect” impression. We want our encounters to be memorable. We want to make a lasting impression on others. There is nothing wrong with wanting to be our best. Many of us take this need to be perfect and turn it into something it is not. We make perfection our gold standard for a job well done.
I chuckle at myself when I remember my early views of sharing the gospel. At a young age, I knew I needed to share Jesus with my peers. My methodology was misguided. Instead of asking my friends if they wanted to hear about Jesus, I held them hostage.
Do you see God as Father? I would be able to tell based on your prayer life. From experience, difficult times reveal what we believe. I learned that my perspective of God was skewed. Here are a few inaccuracies I believed about God:
I love Jesus, I do not like boats, and I enjoy being rescued (for a cause). One time when I was riding in a boat, I became seriously sea sick. Thankfully, my teacher had plenty of saltine crackers and Sprite on board. It is a great feeling when you can get something to give you relief.
Who is our neighbor? Is our neighbor the person that lives next door to us or is neighbor more of a universal term? Jesus was asked this question in Luke 10:25-37. In this passage, we learn about the Good Samaritan and his encounter with a “certain man.”