What do you see? When you look at people do you see all their faults and failures? Or do you see what God sees? God does not speak poorly of His children. He does not expose their faults and failures publicly. He does not shame or embarrass His children. He is not rude to them. He does not slander His children. He does not give permission to exercise judgment over them through your words or actions. God always speaks well of His children. Children who do otherwise are not the children of God. We are to speak like our Father in Heaven. We are to see as He sees, forgive as He also has forgiven us. Those who do not know or understand the love of God will not demonstrate the love of God. They cannot. We imitate our father whoever he is. Jesus spoke to the most religious god loving god-fearing people of his day and called them hypocrites and liars. He dared tell them you do not know the father and today Jesus is saying the same thing to many religious people. If you knew Me you would act like Me, talk like Me and see what I see. I only say what the Father says and do what I see Him do. Can you say the same thing?
Look at your speech? Would you speak using the same language out loud that you write so easily on your Facebook accounts, emails and texts in church? How would you feel if they were projected on a large screen for all to see and read? Would you use the same language you speak privately to your boss, your spouse or your Pastor? Or do you have a different language for each and every person who you communicate with? God sees and hears all this.
We are to act publicly, how we act privately. What we say and do in secret will eventually be blasted from the rooftops. God himself will not have to shame us. Like the wind carrying trash, it will come back to us when we least expect it. That's why God tells us to love and this is what we will reap. What you sow you will reap.
2020 is our chance to begin anew. We don't have to be who we were in 2019. If you still find yourself acting like you did last year and the year before you may need a spiritual tune-up. This year stop the backbiting, the gossip, the slander, stop all the hating and take a good look at the people around you and see them through God's eyes, not yours. God loves everyone because He sees past their sin. We focus on the sin and can't see past it to see the people God died for. Make 2020 a better year than last. It's simple... begin with loving people and make no room for judgment and hate. It's that simple...