February 26, 2018 : Drop Your Stones
I encourage you today not to be judgmental of others. People are going to make mistakes and they are not always going to do what you want them to do, and how you want them to do it. However, you are not going to do everything right as well, and you are not going to do things the way people want you to do them all of the time, so you cannot judge others on their mistakes, until you are willing to judge and see your own mistakes first. Instead of picking up stones to throw at people, find ways to affirm them in love, and encourage them to try again even after a mistake is made.
Any stones I may have had in my hands I drop them knowing that I am nothing more than a work in progress, and The Lord is not through with me yet. I chose to love instead of throw stones, and since I do I know for sure, "It's My Year To Get My Thing From My God!"
Prayer Lord forgive me today of all of my sins, and wrong doings, and continue to give me another chance, and allow me to see you in others. In Jesus name, Amen.
Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Pogue, Pastor
Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church
Mount Vernon, NY