Over the years, there have been times that I have been writing where I stare at a blank page for hours. So, you could say that’s not writing; that’s sitting in frustration. Some people call it writer’s block; I call it maddening. Sometimes it seems like there’s so much to say, but no one is listening (or reading). There is so much that needs to be talked about, and as we get closer to the end of days, there is so little time to say it. However, Proverbs tell us, “In the multitude of words sin is not lacking, but he who restrains his lips is wise.” (Proverbs 10:19). Maybe this is why I cannot write from time to time. Jesus is trying to keep me out of trouble in my frustrations.
My heart breaks when I see those who call themselves Christians biting and devouring one another. It seems that we have become more concerned about being right on our “positions,” whatever they may be, than being loving towards one another in Christ and the lost souls. This is a miserable situation that must be addressed with haste. In agreement with Jesus, Paul said, “For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. But if you bite and devour one another, beware lest you be consumed by one another”! (Galatians 5:14–15)
Jesus said, “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 22:37–40) We must remember that without the love of God flowing in and through our lives by the power of the Spirit, we’re not going to be able to love others as God would have us too. For our great witness to the world is love. “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8). Love is our witness. The Spirit of God empowers us to do so, for God Himself is Love. (See 1 John 4:8; 16)