How long does it take to make a grilled cheese?

Dear Lord, thank you for the opportunity to share Your word. May it crawl into the hearts of those reading it and may it glorify Your name above all else. Thank you for being my best friend. I love you. Amen.

Romans 2:1

You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgement on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgement do the same things.

A lot of big words there, lets see if we can’t break it down a bit. Paul is writing to the believers in Rome and is very encouraged by them, but wants to remind them of a few things first. Here we very clearly see he wants us to guard our hearts from judgement.

Today I woke up, hit around the golf ball for nine holes and decided to snag a haircut afterwards. It was a long wait for the haircut, so I put my name in and went across the street to grab a bite to eat. Didn’t even mean to rhyme there, but here we are. Now I have never been to this diner, but it seemed like an awesome spot, mostly because it was PACKED and I was hungry.

I pushed open the door and saw a table open, so I promptly seated myself. I sat there waiting for someone to wait on me. Five minutes, Ten minutes, Fifteen minutes… I started looking around trying to make eye contact with a server and no one would acknowledge my existence! To put it simply, I was a bit confused and very unhappy.

“This customer service is awful. Who are these people? What kind of establishment is this? How does no one see me!?” I was ready to pull a worker aside and ask what the heck was going on. Then I turned around and noticed a line…

You had to order your food first at a register and then they would bring it out to you. Oh my gosh. I laughed at myself, got in line, ordered, and waited about 2 minutes for my grilled cheese, yes I got a grilled cheese. It was a light meal okay! This was TODAY. I caught myself judging others. It is funny how God uses His humor to humble us.

Getting upset, judging others work ethic and attentiveness, it ended up hurt me more than anything. My heart was beginning to get hard. That is the thing about judgement. It hurts us and makes us bitter inside.

This verse goes on further reminding us, uhm we aren’t perfect either. Whatever we are judging, we are probably guilty of the same faults. So what is the point of it at all! The point is, there is no point.

We are called to see the world through God’s eyes. God sees everyone as perfect and blameless. Even though we aren’t these things, He sees us this way. This has shifted my heart in such a way that I try, emphasis on try, to see others through God’s eyes.

Seeing the good in people makes life so much more enjoyable for us and for others. It can be an encouragement to others and helps our hearts at the same time. My prayer is that next time I find myself judging that I will allow the Spirit to step in. I pray I can take a deep breath and remember, I am not perfect either, I have messed up A LOT, and give the person some grace. Because that is what God would do.

Thank you for reading. If you have a story similar to this I would love to hear it. Your comments and likes are encouraging and help me learn how to be a better writer.

Have a great week!

C. Lyman

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  1. This is why we judI  kneel before the Creator not Men who serve Creation

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    Dogs are mentioned more than a dozen times in the Bible. Saint Francis of Assisi talked to the animals and even tamed a wolf because he believed they were creatures of God, like us. And of course dog is God spelled backward. What do we mean when we say that?

    My Response;

    When you serve creation you are a dog. God spelt backwards.   I kneel before the Creator who surrounded me with his creation.  My Creator is not a dog and he sure as hell not from Texas.  So you worship the dog spelt backwards God.  You destroy creation.  You have no idea what you are reading in Gen. 1:21. Man’s religions keep you Illiterate.  Serve a dog I serve the Creator not creation.

    King James even chimed in on this Conversation;

    Mt.7:  6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.  NT

    The Old Testament even spoke;

    Jer. 15  3 And I will appoint over them four kinds, saith the LORD: the sword to slay, and the dogs to tear, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the earth, to devour and destroy.

    Isa. 56 10 His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.

    Ps. 22: 16 For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.

     I Kings 21:  24 Him that dieth of Ahab in the city the dogs shall eat; and him that dieth in the field shall the fowls of the air eat.

    Saint Francis of Assisi talked to the animals and even tamed a wolf because he believed they were creatures of God, like us.

    This Balaam whipping the Ass 3 times.  I bet he is still pulling fangs from his butt.  You become an animal when you serve creation.

    Gen. 1:21

    21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

    This is talking about mankind male and female, some are tall some are spirited some are fowl each after its own kind.  How do I know this;

    In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

    heaven an earth are lower case.  That is not a typo.  It means something else. Your Temple is planted on the Ground and your mind looks at heaven, in your heart you heard his voice.   Gen.1:27,male or female.  Lower case that is not a typo that is referring to children male or female.

    My Creator sure as hell ain’t from Texas.  Try talking to a Texas Rattlesnake he will put fangs in your Butt.   Sort of like sitting on a Texas cactus.  So God spelt backwards Dog just puts another Thorn in your Crown.  You can only spell Creator one way.

    Read Heb 11: 3 and figure out what the word worlds means.  I will elaborate later.  In my world you get bit by a God/Dog you can die.

    Feel free to  comment;
    You don,t judge you become a dog an animal.

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      1. We are to judge man’s creation. We don’t we become like animals. The comment came off God Interest, You are taught not to judge the thoughts of men and they religions. You become effeminate as it says and you give up your authority. We don,t judge grilled cheese sandwiches. We judge men and women who serve creation like dogs. You are not taught how to read the Words in the Bible. You are only taught what men want you to know. I serve the Creator not creation.

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        1. I believe God looks at the heart and calls us to look at the heart of others in this way. I understand we need to challenge others and understand their imperfections, but I don’t believe we should let it define them. We should let who their “Creator” is define them.

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        2. God of Creation looks at the Crown of Thorns you wear around your Temples and then he is going to look at your hands. Look in Rev. at the mark of the beast, then travel back into the Old Testament. The mark of the beast are men that serve creation. You lose you soul you lose your life. You become an animal like a dog and tear into everyone with Divine Authority. I do not serve men and their 7 churches they created their gods spelt backwards dogs. For clarification I am talking about the 7 great religions of the world. God in the KJ was added. Look at Mark 12: 42–42 And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing. Farthing is not a typo a farthing was created in 1730. Be Careful who you serve, the Creator or Man who serves creation and his gods.

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        3. The Creator already defined you creation in 7 days. Look at the three men thrown in the fire and there was a shadow of a fourth. You only have two choices, ” Who do you serve”, The God of Creation or Men who serve creation. Men’s thoughts become thorns in our minds. “Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego” in the Aramaic language it basically means , “Who Commands You”.

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        4. The Creator does not serve his people as you state. He gave us everything in the first 7 days to sustain us for eternity. No where in the Word does it say to serve man’s temples his church buildings. You are not going to find it. Look up the word for temple narrow you focus to where it states, The temple that surrounds your face. Your body is also your temple, you let strangers thoughts into your house you will destroy yourself spiritually. I watched my Dad die of dementia took fives years for him to die. You tell a lie from translating the word then you enable the darkness of men that surround you. You will die spiritually for years till your eyes open to the world around you. You cause others to die spiritually. That is why I pointed your eyes to Mark 12. the farthing. You are young and you assume what men tell you is truth. The Creator is not a religion or a god. He reigns over his creation and he judges men’s thoughts. We serve him for giving our lives back and we see his hands in creation.

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