The Unchanging Law of Judgment
By Oswald Chambers
With what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. —Matthew 7:2
This statement is not some haphazard theory, but it is an eternal law of God. Whatever judgment you give will be the very way you are judged. There is a difference between retaliation and retribution. Jesus said that the basis of life is retribution— “with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.” If you have been shrewd in finding out the shortcomings of others, remember that will be exactly how you will be measured. The way you pay is the way life will pay you back. This eternal law works from God’s throne down to us (see Psalm 18:25-26).
Romans 2:1 applies it in even a more definite way by saying that the one who criticizes another is guilty of the very same thing. God looks not only at the act itself, but also at the possibility of committing it, which He sees by looking at our hearts. To begin with, we do not believe the statements of the Bible. For instance, do we really believe the statement that says we criticize in others the very things we are guilty of ourselves? The reason we see hypocrisy, deceit, and a lack of genuineness in others is that they are all in our own hearts. The greatest characteristic of a saint is humility, as evidenced by being able to say honestly and humbly, “Yes, all those, as well as other evils, would have been exhibited in me if it were not for the grace of God. Therefore, I have no right to judge.”
Jesus said, “Judge not, that you be not judged” (Matthew 7:1). He went on to say, in effect, “If you do judge, you will be judged in exactly the same way.” Who of us would dare to stand before God and say, “My God, judge me as I have judged others”? We have judged others as sinners— if God should judge us in the same way, we would be condemned to hell. Yet God judges us on the basis of the miraculous atonement by the Cross of Christ.
I’ve finally done the second video
And there I speak more about what is on my mind right now and why this note came to being (link in bio).
If i put my speech into one sentence, it will be the following:
Whatever you wish to be doing,
Can be done.
Good night! Sweet dreams!
I love selfies. I love other people’s selfies. People complain about the narcissism that appears to be present when people post selfies. How dare this person feel good about showing their face? Who do they think they are? How vain, shallow, superficial, selfish.
Screw a bunch of that. I have entire swaths of my life that are poorly documented because I feared and criticized every single photo I saw myself in. Before smartphones and instant images, I often refused to be in front of a camera, even during special events and moments I now regret not having a snapshot of. How ridiculous in retrospect to allow my insecurity and discomfort in my own skin to cause me to hide literally from participating in my life.
Self-love and self-acceptance are a radical revolution, especially when the world constantly encourages you to keep your head down. Keep sharing your light—including your selfies. The world needs people willing to show up exactly as themselves and say, “Here I am. Take it or leave it, but I’m gonna do my thing.” ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤
I need to do a combo post here, because I couldn't be successful on my journey without this man by my side, and we have both come a LONG way with our health and fitness in the last few years!
Jon started working out about four years ago and at first, I resented that he was getting in shape and I was still "stuck" where I was. He was seeing the scale go down and feeling better about himself, but he was also completely dedicated to his fitness and I was doing NOTHING.
Even when I was hard on myself and feeling like I looked awful, Jon ALWAYS made sure to tell me how beautiful I was 😊 And when I finally made the decision to start working on my own health, he was my biggest supporter--constantly encouraging me, pushing me, and being my own personal trainer.
Fast forward to a few months ago when I decided to become a health and wellness coach, and he didn't even hesitate in telling me to "go for it". We are both in so much better shape, and we can finally be active together 🏋️♀️🏋️♂️💪 I am so lucky and thankful 😍
#blessedlife #husbandandwife #support #encouragement #fitmama #momof3 #activefamily #activecouple #familythattrainstogether #wellnesscoach #wellnesscoach #weightlossjourney #spouses #love #thankfulthursday #throwbackthursday #fitness #couplegoals #goals #gainz
BELIEVE IN YOU!!!!! Plant the seed, nourish it and it will grow!!! You guys listen....... •I’m a wife... ❤️❤️I love being that.. I love the life that my husband and I share and the love and respect we have for each other..my love for him grows stronger every day❤️
•I’m a momma!!!! The most amazing job and one of the hardest jobs that any woman can have!!! My kids are my life.... they have my whole heart ❤️ and I beAm with pride as I sit and write this!!!
•I’m a daughter and daughter in law🤗 to the best parents any girl could ask for!!!
•I’m a sister!!! My siblings hold such a special place in my heart.. they are my forever best friends and always always cheer me on and I will always be their biggest 📣 cheerleader!!!
•I’m a friend👯♀️!! I’ve always loved to love others and always try to be the best right hand man there is...
Ok so that’s not where my “titles” end but let me get to be point....
I’m a Coach!!!! Wow oh wow has this taught me sooooooo much about myself!!!! I’ve realized that in order to be successful and be able to help others, I need to BELIEVE IN ME, Have TENACITY, BE DISCIPLINED, STAY THE COURSE, JUMP IN (even if you feel you’re not ready), LEARN as you GO, DONT BE AFRAID TO FAIL!!!!
A baby 🐦 has to believe it can fly to take flight!!! BELIEVE IN YOU!! #buildeachotherup #encouragement #dothisforyou #wecandohardthings #onfire
Wives should want to see other wives win. Period. We should lift them up when they are down, give hope when they want to give up, and be a listening non-judgemental ear when needed. #bethewife
Yes, adulting is hard. It’s hard to be responsible, which is why self care is so important. But I’d rather change that word “self care” to “being loved” by the Lord, or more accurately, “Loving God by obeying Him (and allowing Him) to love me.”
Being a Mom, there’s so many times that I tell my daughter she can’t stay up late or have that extra piece of chocolate, and what do I do? That exact thing I told her she couldn’t do a second ago...because I’m an adult and do what I want! / I deserve to reward myself because life is rough. But, that “self care treat” never ends up being the kind of indulgence that really fills my need. .
After I’m still unsatisfied, the Lord points out to me why—yes I’m an adult, but I’ll always need a heavenly Father who knows what’s best for me. Yes I’m a parent, but I still need to be parented. .
Listening and obeying His Spirit, while I may protest like a toddler, is always the best version of “self care” because He know’s what’s best for my self when I can only see what I want in the moment. And sometimes, that means forgoing the chocolate, going to bed early, and rising with a renewed mind. .
No matter what kind of dad you had, God is Your Father. He wants you to listen up because He knows and loves you fully, and is leading you into perfection in Him. He delights in giving you lovely things like sunshine and ice cream and outings with friends, but most of all, He enjoys celebrating every single one of life’s gifts WITH you (I’m picturing a big dance party here)!
Obedience is not meant to break us in but break us out into abundant life. Take a moment for your self to be with Him
and be loved. .
What is self-care to you?
For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, "Abba! Father!" - Romans 8:15
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☺️📚"Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself." John Dewey. It was an honour to mentor the youth of Coleridge and Parry School!
Special thank you Ms. Nelisa Peters of the Coleridge and Parry School. We had an amazing collaboration for her University of The West Indies Social Work Internship! I always love positive and amazing partnerships, we worked excellently together (she got an A btw!)🎉
Respect yourself enough to say "I deserve peace" ✌️
Let’s encourage each other to be better💋
My girl. My coach. My best friend.
She has shown me a new life, a new way how to achieve my goals and always believe in myself. 💕
“Gosh, I really hope all those kids aren’t yours!” That’s the first thing I heard as I walked through the door at our local donut shop! I smiled and walked forward with my head held high. I have my nieces this morning, so I’m sure anyone from the outside looking at me with 6 kids probably thinks I’m crazy. These comments used to bother me a lot, I took them so personally. They don’t bother me anymore because I know that I’m a darn good mom! And that it’s nobody’s business how many kids I have, if they are all mine, if they all have the same dad, if we are done having kids, etc. (Yes, these are all things I am asked on a regular basis!) But it did get me thinking. What would our world look like if we were constantly lifting others up instead of tearing them down? What would it look like if instead of asking rude questions to a tired mama, telling her she’s doing an amazing job. Or stopping to look her in the eyes and sharing that you’ve been there before, and this season goes quickly so enjoy it while they are little! Or to take the time to reach out to the mom with the screaming toddler in the store to encourage her. So she knows she’s not alone and that she’s a dang good mom! Even something as simple as smiling at someone and telling them to have a great day. Or even going as far as saying hello and actually having a meaningful conversation with them. Just thoughts I have this morning. There are days where I can get overwhelmed with our kids, our schedules are crazy, and most nights, I fall into bed right as my eyes are closing! But man, am I blessed! Being a mom is the greatest honor of my life, and even when others don’t understand, I will keep my head held high and keep loving my babies the best I know how! Take time today to lift someone up❤️❤️