Personal testimonies from real Christians all over the world.
“There was a situation recently where someone stopped going to church and I thought to myself ‘I saw that coming.’ And I was judged in my thoughts. What was I doing to help this person? Did I bear them up in my thoughts? Did I pray for them? What did I do to help them? I was taken down quite a few notches when I thought that way. That’s probably happened more than once when someone has stumbled and everyone’s seen them stumble, and I immediately have proud thoughts.
That’s how we think as humans. ‘Better them than me. Too bad for them.’ Or ‘Good riddance. They were not a good example. I’m glad they’re gone.’ What a serious thing to have in your thoughts. But to actually have this love for the others where you can bear them up in your thoughts and pray for them and take it to the throne of grace and really fight for them. It’s such a contrast between judging a person by what we see, and we don’t see even a fraction of what is going on in another person. But judging them and bearing them in our prayers, there’s a massive difference there. I have experienced development in this area.
I have a long way to go, I know that. But it’s something I consciously work on. But I have experienced tremendous liberation. It is so good to come free from this! It’s a huge weight off my shoulders actually, when put into practice.” James (Canada)