Karma?

1 Aug

“Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny. ”

Karma kar·ma [kahr-muh] noun
~ action, seen as bringing upon oneself inevitable results, good or bad, either in this life or in a reincarnation: fate; destiny. Synonyms: predestination, predetermination, lot, kismet.
Grace [greys] noun, verb, graced, grac·ing.
noun
~favor or goodwill. Synonyms: kindness, kindliness, love, benignity; condescension;a manifestation of favor, especially by a superior: forgiveness, charity, mercifulness. Antonyms: animosity, enmity, disfavor.

Mercy; clemency; pardon: He was saved by an act of grace from the governor [Jesus]. Synonyms: lenity, leniency, reprieve. Antonyms: harshness.

Lots of talk of Karma these days. It surprises me when a Christian posts on a public forum about Karma. Personally, I am incredibly grateful that Jesus died for me because there is not a day goes by that I don’t reap a little sin into the mix of goodness. I believe we are allowed certain path’s but only because God allows us to learn what we need to learn. I believe that HE designs the lessons, the forks, the opportunity, the destiny, not me; I get to embrace or not.

If we are to believe or wish for Karma… then where does that leave our own salvation? Our total belief based on Christ?

Before we expel hatred and violent thoughts; yes, wishing bad karma on others, or even the smug “Wouldn’t want HIS Karma”, is a violent thought process,full of judgement. Hatred hardens your heart and thus, goes against Scripture and the teaching of Jesus, the commandment of God.

It is high time this “enlightened” society begin to bestow gentleness, friendship, forgiveness,love and prayer for those that are struggling, that are failing to find joy in their trials. Christian or not!

We all have our path, our journey. Life is so difficult because it is a constant ebb and flow of lessons, of loss, of joy and of receiving. In a perfect world, Christians would be a safe haven of trust for other Christians, but we are not perfect. Not even close.

As Christians, should we not be finding the best way to share the Light that is our Salvation?

If you find anger or judgement, if you are intolerant or hurt by this world, there is one word to fix on. “Jesus”. Not Karma!

2 Corinthians 5:21 (NIV)
21 God made him who had no sin to be sin[a] for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Galatians 6:7 (NIV)
7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.

Hebrews 9:27 (NIV)
27 Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment,

John 5:28-29 (NIV)
28 “Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice 29 and come out—those who have done what is good will rise to live, and those who have done what is evil will rise to be condemned.

Romans 14:10-11(NIV)
10 You, then, why do you judge your brother or sister[a]? Or why do you treat them with contempt? For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat. 11 It is written:

“‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord,
‘every knee will bow before me;
every tongue will acknowledge God.’”[b]

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