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A real sister won't judge you.

April 5, 2019

“Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results” James 5:16, New Living Translation.

The fear of being judged can cause us to not open up like we should.

After opening up about an issue that I had held onto for fear of being judged or preached at, a friend told me, “Why are you acting like you’re alone? You’re not alone! I deal with the same thing and God is working on me too.” That blessed me and was not the response I thought I would hear. We then talked further about our fears and insecurities, and by the end of the conversation we were both laughing, crying and bringing our hearts to the Lord in prayer. It was a beautiful moment. If I would have closed my heart from sharing honestly with her, I would have missed an opportunity to grow closer with my sister and dear friend.

The closeness you desire in your relationships is found in your openness and honesty. Be careful not to assume that your sister in Christ will respond negatively to your pain or problems. A real sister won’t judge you or put you down. She’ll provide love and comfort. She’ll remind you that she is also still being conformed to the image of Jesus and are being worked on just like you.

Be a real sister to someone, and let someone be a real sister to you. A real sister and friend won’t judge you.

Prayer: I praise You Father God and I thank You for speaking directly to my heart. I know I’m not alone in the things I face. You said you will deliver me from all my fears. Deliver me Lord from the fear of rejection. You love me and so does the people you’ve placed in my life. Help me remember that when it comes time to open up about what I’m dealing with. Help me to be a real sister and show me how to let others be a real sister to me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

(Read Psalm 34:4; Romans 8:29; Ephesians 2:4)

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10 Comments

  • Reply R.J Walk By Faith ❤🌷❤🌷❤🌷❤🌷 April 5, 2019 at 7:20 am

    Thank you Sis Kesha for being that real sister and it’s so true that we all go through things and it may be the same that we pray for one another and we do not judge our sisters are our brothers we encourage them to hold on and to trust God’s word in The Mists of what we all may be going through so I say to the rest of the readers please do not judge one another ask God two-stepping your mind in your heart and repent all your sins if you are one that judge my prayers to everyone that God would touch your mind and hearts in the name of Jesus Amen Thank you Sis Kesha ❤🤗😘❤🌷

  • Reply Amy April 5, 2019 at 8:05 am

    Friends and sisters in Christ, please pray for my marriage.

  • Reply Anna Woods April 5, 2019 at 8:35 am

    Thank You Sister Kesha, this devotional really me Bless, and Help me to remember how to Love our sister in Christ and praying that they grow in the Love of Jesus too.

    • Reply Teresa Jackson April 5, 2019 at 9:01 am

      Your honesty is refreshing! Glad you had time to recharge yourself and are back to bless us!

  • Reply Pamela Hutchinson April 5, 2019 at 11:20 am

    Amen thank you for sharing your heart with us. To God be the glory for trials that make us more like Christ. Thank you Lord for grace that carries us day to day and perfection is not needed! Reading this devotion I’m reminded
    For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord , thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
    Jeremiah 29:11 KJV
    Praise the Lord this too shall pass!!
    Blessings Pamela.

    • Reply Patricia Moore April 5, 2019 at 2:44 pm

      Thanks so much Sister Keisha. I am so glad you are back and pray you are well rested. I really felt a void not being able to read DOTK for a month. and share with my sisters. God bless you and give you strength as you continue to work in his kingdom.

  • Reply Louise Josiah April 5, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    Thanks sister Kesha for such an important message; reminding us of who we are in the Lord. As children of God and sisters, we should encourage, support and pray for one another; not to be judgmental. Thank you for blessing our hearts. God bless you and welcome back ❤️🌹

  • Reply Diane April 5, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    I am so happy Kesha to have you back thank you for your service in Christ. Amy I will be praying for your marriage today. I have had marriage problem in my marriage and the Lord touch our lives and healed our wounds. Praise Jesus he can do the same for yours. He is always their with his love. Love to my sisters in Christ.

    • Reply Amy April 5, 2019 at 6:30 pm

      Thank you Diane:))

  • Reply Barbara Finch April 5, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    You are not responsible for other people’s feelings.walking on eggshells is a danger sign.do not betray self or lose self. Be more possitive.don’t keep going back to the Same thing expecting different results…thats the definition of insanity
    . have boundaries. Let the good in
    Keep the bad out. Not wall’s have gates.don’t let anyone including yourself condemn you for having a need.if they don’t show an interest in you but only try to control and manipulate you say bye bye.stop people pleasing. If they don’t receive you kick the dust off your feet and move on. Ya can’t force solutions. Have courage of your convictions. Focus on self.you can’t control.what other people think or do.don’t keep on bringing up other peoples past or your own
    Love Barbara.

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