Let me start by saying this, WORDS MEAN THINGS AND ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS! You may be the only example of a Christian someone ever sees, of course the world has built up this achievable definition of Christian actions. I chose to be called a Follower Of Christ and here is why. I do my best daily to follow the teachings of Christ, I fail often, but I continue to try to be a better man today than I was yesterday. I spent a long time trying to tell others about Christ but I always seemed to fall short. Then it hit me. My dad was a youth leader in my church growing up and he loved the old Sunday School songs. One he use to sing a lot is "People know a Christian he's a sermon in shoes", made little to no sense to me until I put thought into it. That's it! I don't have to use words, my actions will speak much louder! Francis of Assisi said "go out and preach the gospel and if necessary use words". So back to how we should interact with others let's look at a few Proverbs. Proverbs 11:17 "You do yourself a favor when you are kind. If you are cruel, you only hurt yourself". Proverbs 11:12 "It is foolish to speak scornfully of others. If you are smart, you will keep quiet." The Bible is clear in the fact that we should treat others with respect and with humility. We need to spend more time building others up than tearing them down. If a brother or sister needs guidance we should lead gently without anger and lead them in the way they should go. If all we do is point out the bad in people it will have them only focus on negative. Negative thoughts breed more negative thoughts. Positive thoughts breed positive. There is good in every one and every situation. I know many people are going "Roy has no clue what I am going through and there is definitely no good in this". You know what I am not above saying I may be wrong but looking back at my darkest days I can now see the hand of God right in the mix. I can see God clearing a way for a breakthrough in my life, I can see that it ends up being a turning point in my life. I am not saying it was easy or those things don't still bring me pain but I am saying God lead me through. Proverbs 3:3-9 reads 3"Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart: 4So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man. 5Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. 7Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. 8It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones. 9Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase":. In life we will all face trials, we will all face hurt and life will not always go as we plan. We have to have faith to not let our circumstance harden our hearts. Be kind to one another, lift one another up and make your world a better place. Until next time God bless and ride safe
I am Roy Snelson a follower of Christ
Roy Snelson is the President of the Sons of The Savior MM. Roy is married with . daughters and they live in the mountains of North Carolina. While Roy has many hobbies and interest riding motorcycles and serving the Lord through serving others is his biggest passions.