I see you…

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As you might already know, I am slowly writing a book titled, The Devil Wears Church Clothes. It’s about how Christians treat, see, talk, and offer advice to other Christians, when they’re struggling to survive the shipwrecks of life. Over the last 25 years I have gained enough “evidence” personally, to fill 2 or 3 books. So, I want to share just one of the “Clothing Lines” the devil tries to wear through Christians. I call it the “I See You” clothing line.

When you SEE someone, whether in church or out of church, do you SEE them correctly? Maybe they look weird to you, or they’re in a wheelchair, maybe you even know them….and you know how they “used to be.” Do you see them with your natural eyes, and the thoughts, comments, and judgements that usually follow? Or, do you see them through the eyes of Jesus, which originates in love, abounds in mercy, and comes loaded with promises?

God gave Samuel the job of selecting a king among the sons of Jesse. And He told Samuel, “Don’t look at his appearance or how tall he is…… God does not see as humans see. Humans look at outward appearances, but the LORD looks into the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7) THAT is good advice for all of us! For me, who is “temporarily” seeing life from a wheelchair, I don’t want people to see the problem I’m facing, I want them to see the PROMISE I’m STANDING on. The wheelchair can’t confine me because God’s PROMISE already defined me!

We need to be more like God, who looks into the heart, instead of looking at people’s outward appearance. It’s not about what someone may have or what they have done, it’s about WHO they are, and WHO they can become. Never forget, “The command we have from Christ is blunt: Loving God includes loving people. You’ve got to love both.” (1 John 4:21)

In Him,
Pastor Kevin Kinchen

5 thoughts on “I see you…

  1. Dear Loving brother Kevin in Jesus Greetings to you from India family. How are you doing brother thank you for your spirit filled teachings please share more teachings to study and to teach our people in India. My mother Lilly and Gospel Teams here sends you love and greetings and we are praying for you and sister Margie and all the saints with you there. Please remember us and pray for us and our gospel Teams. Your brother Evangelist Babu. India.

  2. Hi Kevin,
    Great title for your upcoming book! Your second sentence convicted me! Ugh! I am guilty of too often sharing Godly advice when it is 99% mine and 1% God’s advice. I get so excited that God has shared a pearl of wisdom with me that I add other layers and dimensions until it is nothing more than a gaudy piece of costume jewelry rather than the pure and simple thing it once was. Thank you! Thank you for the reminder to share God, and only God ,with people.

  3. Oh! This is awesome! God sees us and we CAN see each other because He told us in the word that we can! We have His mind and our hearts are new hearts! That means they’re recreated! We are one with Him and we don’t have to listen to the carnal mind. It’s not a matter of changing or re-training our carnal mind. It is actually dead to us. It’s a matter of learning to tap into what is already in us. Christ in us, the hope of glory!

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