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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Ephesians 4:15 (Pt. 2)  Thought/Prayer:  Skin.  Topics:  2 at end.

“But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: . .” KJV (Read this scripture and more at http://prayerpivot.com

Babies have skin of the softest variety, the type that makes you just want to scoop them up and hold them close and whiff their baby-ness, especially if they’ve just had a bath; then they smell extra sweet.  (God designed babies to be delightful to hold, and he made non-babies [older siblings and grown-ups] to want to enjoy that delight.)

Babies’ skin is just right for their status in life.  They don’t worry about it at all. 

So where do we start hearing, about adults, “Oh, she’s just so thin-skinned.”  Or “I can’t believe the thick skin that guy must have.”  Of course, we are referring to attitudes.  The thinner the skin, we say, the more someone’s feelings will be hurt.  And if someone has “thick skin,” they are probably uncaring and unfeeling louts.  I’m glad babies do not have to deal with all of this and can just enjoy the skin they’re in.

But, as we think of our Christian walk, should we (as non-babies) consider whether our skin is thick or thin, regarding emotions or caring?  Do we need to take a look at our lives, sort of through the eyes of someone looking at us?  Do we over-react to some off-the-cuff comment aimed our direction?  Do we sometimes not let into our hearts the emotion we should when someone is going through a bad patch?  Is it obvious that we’re really glad we’re not them?  Wouldn’t want to walk about in their skin!

We have all experienced thin skin or thick.  We understand it.  Sometimes we just don’t want to let someone else’s need get to us because we might have to help.  And God forgives us a somewhat hardened heart, if we confess it and agree that we need a better attitude.

When working pro-life issues, perhaps we must truly be on guard, especially against thick-skinned attitudes.  Those with whom we work have probably made some really bad choices in their lives, choices that affect not only them, but future generations.  It’s easy to not want to understand this, easy to turn off the compassion, easy to thicken our skin toward others.

Lord, help us not to be wimps, continually whining about life; help us not to be crass louts.  Help us to know that you live within our skin, in our hearts and lives.  And we ask you to guide us person by person in helping others and the attitudes with which we approach them – that we will have skin as babies do, just right for the cause. 

Topics:  Pray for the Lord to be able to perfect His will in your life, and that attitudes toward others as we deal with LIFE situations will be just as He had when He walked in human skin on our planet.
King for America (Dr. Alveda King)

 

Posted by Gail Richardson on 03/31 at 12:00 AM
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