Monday, July 15, 2013

Gossip Girl


1 Corinthians 1:10
      I appeal to you, dear brothers and sisters, by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, to live in harmony with each other.  Let there be no divisions in the church.  Rather, be of one mind united in thought and purpose.


    There is a serious problem in today's church. A problem so big that it is tearing our churches apart! Gossip and bickering between church members are running rampant! I might would even step out on a limb and say that it is worse in the church body than in the secular body!




     Now, I am totally guilty of this myself! I've sometimes even been the ring leader in some of the most heated gossip sessions, so I am writing this for myself as well as everyone else. That being said, I think we as believers have some things we need to work on! The body of Christ needs to learn to love and work together in peace and love! We are always gossiping about each other (talk about ruining our witness😱).  Some churches have even stopped growing because of this. The unsaved don't want to come to church because they see how we treat each other, and they want no part of it!! Can you honestly blame them??



      Christians are letting the devil use them by allowing him to cause strife, conflict, jealousy, and bitterness to come between them! This has got to STOP!!! Church life is supposed to be all about JESUS and spreading his word and showing his love to the world!


     Philippians 2:2 says that it makes God happy when we work together in love. Don't we want to make God happy?? We should be building others up instead of tearing them down. We have to be Jesus to this sick and dying world, but we never will be unless we take action and stop this nonsense NOW. John 13:35 puts it so beautifully: Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples. So start proving it to the world today! Lets put our differences aside and start working together in love.





This devo was written by me:) Maggi Sellers I hope it encourages you as much as it did me when I was writing it!!! Please feel free to comment below!

5 comments:

  1. This is so true!! I have even known people that would use "prayer request" as a time to gossip. Yes we want to pray for people but we don't always need ALL the details. It's like that saying "if someone is talking about another person to you, they are most likely talking about you to someone". We are to be light and love and support! Like you said, if we are treating each other wrong why would anyone want to come to our churches????

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  2. Oh My Maggi Sellers!!!!! What a brave and true thing to say! I am TOTALLY so proud of your realness and focusing on Today's problem in the Church's !!!! These devotions are wonderful and I am seeing great growth in everyone! Gossip will tear up our witness and others will not want to go to Church with someone fake! A great way to start the week by lifting up our brothers and sisters In Christ and not tearing them down! Real spiritual growth In you and everyone that follows your advice! Loved this!

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  3. This is a great post! We really need to focus on loving everyone and being just nice in general. I know that sounds kind of childish but I think it's a basic principle over looked now a days :) I have been thinking about it a lot lately. We as Christians should lift other Christians up. Just knowing that they share our same faith and trust in Jesus should be enough for us to love them!

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  4. Wow!! When I re read this it sounds like I'm ranting!! Sorry!! Not intentional!! I just think that as Christians we really need to get our act together and really start representing JESUS!!!! We have such a bad reputation these days and its sad:) hope I didn't offend anyone!!!

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    1. Maggi, this was awesome and needed to be said. I love how everyone is sharing their heart and bringing important subjects out for us all to think about!!!!

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