I was thinking about all the people around me who need Jesus. I pray for them, but I probably think too much about the things they are doing and how I immediately think, "sinner!" Isn't that horrible of me!!??
Well, they do need Jesus, but I always make it more about the sin and not the fact that they are living apart from God who just wants to show them how much He loves them.
But lately, I have been realizing my own need to know this. I know that I love God with all my heart, but I have somehow let the weight of my own sin go unnoticed. It is very easy for me to notice someone else's and forget that I am a sinner saved by grace....but still a sinner.
I had a conversation with Jason, Jenn & Galen the other night about some of this. I left thinking I was too bossy and wondered what my motivation behind the whole "reaching the lost" thing was about. My heart felt right about it, but it occurred to me (I'm sure the Lord had something to do with this) that I really needed to recognize that my sin makes me NO different than anyone. No one.
Not one single person. God loves every. single. created. being.
You would think I would know this. And I believe I have, but I know it for real this time.
I think that the humbling process is hard, but that it makes room for God to do something incredible.
Now, let's see what He does.