As I mentioned last week, the term “Politically Correct Christian” only exists in the Nicole C. Schroeder dictionary; however, it is respectfully defined as a person who confesses Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior while relying on the world to show them how to treat their neighbors.
You see, the world we live in tells us to use certain language or to implement certain policies or measures to avoid offending people. In other words, the world shows us how to look the part but the Bible tells us in 1 Samuel 16: 7 NIV that, “…Man looks at the outward appearance but the Lord looks at the heart.” So, what does our Father see when he looks inside our hearts? Perhaps, he sees a broken heart that needs to be healed, so we can learn to love and forgive those who’ve hurt us along the way. Perhaps, he sees a heart filled with guilt from past transgressions, so we must be reminded that he died for our sins so we could be forgiveness. Perhaps, He searches our hearts, only to realize that he couldn’t find the compassion one would need to pray for their brothers and sisters who are truly hurting in this world. Perhaps, He searches our hearts, only to discover that it is closed to anyone who even resembles a person, who once hurt us or our ancestors.
And what would He hear when he zeroes in on our thoughts? Would he hear racist, judgmental thoughts? Would he hear our brothers and sisters’ past transgressions being played back in our mind like a broken record? Would he hear us counting each other out because of the differences He created within us?
While this might very well be the case, the Father wants you to know that He is able to change hearts and minds. (I know you haven’t forgotten about Saul that fast.) We just need to pray for an encounter with Jesus on the way to Damascus, so our lives can be forever changed! For it is Jesus who will teach us how to truly love our neighbors as thyself, not political correctness.
#Soul Searching With Our Heart#